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SCOTUSblog is devoted to covering the U.S. Supreme Court comprehensively, without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards. The blog is provided as a public service.

Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, husband and wife, founded the blog in 2002. Reporter Lyle Denniston, who retired from the blog in 2016 after 58 years of covering the court, signed on a few years later. Other permanent and part-time staff members have joined over time. Significant contributions have come from other lawyers at Tom’s law firm (where Amy was formerly a partner), as well as their students at Stanford and Harvard Law Schools. Now during the course of any given year, up to 100 people work on or write for the blog.

The blog generally reports on every merits case before the court at least three times: before argument, after argument and after the decision. The blog notes all of the paid cert petitions that raise a legal question we believe may interest the justices; we give additional coverage to particularly significant petitions. For the merits cases and the petitions we cover, we provide access to all the briefs.

Many of the blog’s posts go beyond coverage of individual cases. We regularly publish broader analytical pieces. The blog carries significant coverage and analysis of nominations to the court. Various special projects, such as our 2019-20 Courtroom Access project, may span several weeks. Significant books related to the court are the subject of our Book reviews/Ask the author series. A calendar lists dates for activity at the court and programs relating to it. We also regularly publish statistics relating to the court’s term.

All of the material we collect and publish is easily accessible on the blog. If your work is featured on SCOTUSblog, please let us know if we have accidentally failed to credit you. We will correct the error immediately.

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Publisher

James Romoser
Editor

Ellena Erskine
Manager

Angie Gou
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Amy Howe
Independent Contractor and Reporter

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John Elwood
Relist Watch

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Katie Barlow
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Mark Walsh
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Amanda Frost
Academic Round-up

Stephen Wermiel
SCOTUS for Law Students

Andrew Hamm
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Featured Posts
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Majority of court appears poised to roll back abortion rights

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We read all the amicus briefs in Dobbs so you don’t have to

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Justices mull Chevron and voice skepticism of Medicare’s rate cut for hospital drugs

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“I’m stuck!” “What do I do?” “I’m baffled!”: Court struggles with Medicare payment technicalities

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Peabody Award
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Sigma Delta Chi
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Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
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Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
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Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
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Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Webby Award
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.