Happy New Year!  Most of the Court-related news for this first round-up of 2015 involves an event at the very end of 2014 – specifically, the Chief Justice’s year-end report on the federal judiciary.  As Lyle Denniston recounted for this blog, one of the dominant themes in the report was technology and its effect on the operation of the federal courts, including the prospect that the Supreme Court could put an electronic filing system into place as soon as 2016.  Other coverage of the year-end report comes from Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal and Kent Scheidegger of Crime and Consequences.


  • Tomorrow at 6 p.m. C-SPAN Radio will air “a program of ‘off-the bench’ comments from all nine members of the Supreme Court on topics including their feelings about what they do—their relationships with each other—and what they really think about oral arguments.”
  • At the ABA Journal, Erwin Chemerinsky looks back at the five most important stories about the Court in 2014, listing the lack of vacancies on the Court as the top story.
  • At Balls and Strikes, Calvin TerBeek discusses the recent division among Republican elites on law and order issues and what it might mean for the Supreme Court.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 2, 2015, 6:01 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2015/01/friday-round-up-251/