Blog Endorsement – SCOTUS

Justice Kennedy on Blogs

On August 19th, Justice Kennedy gave an address that included an interesting passing remark about the role of blogs. Justice Kennedy was talking about how law review case comments generally come out too late to be of use to the Court (especially in the context of deciding whether to grant certiorari in a case). As a result, when Justice Kennedy asks his clerks to look to see what the law reviews have said about a particular case, there isn’t any commentary yet. Justice Kennedy adds: “I’ve found, what my clerks do now, when they have interesting cases — They read blogs.”

From the comments:

Justice Kennedy was also the first Justice to use the word “blog” in an opinion (he did so in Citizens United). http://joshblackman.com/blog/?p=3789

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