We get it. Twitter’s not your thing, list-serves are. We’re on it.

We love the SB love we get from our audience of educators, students, and law professionals.  But we know we can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to accessing our audience.  While we’re Twitter obsessed, we’re hearing from many educators that Twitter’s not your first stop for SCOTUS, government, Const. Law news.  (Why not?!?!  It’s the best!!!  OK…Sorry.  We’re over it now.)

It’s likely because the phone friendly Twitter app is just not accessible to teachers who look at their phone at 7am and then not again until 3:00pm.  We get it.  And it’s not like you sit in front of a computer with the time nor the attention span to read Tweets.  If you do hop on, the last thing you want to do is back-track and wade through hours of Tweets to see what you missed.  It’s exhausting.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Where in the SCOTUS is Team SCOTUSblog?

SCOTUSblog became a household website in 2012 after the highly watched and, depending on who you watched, initially misreported Affordable Care Act decision, aka the Obamacare cases, were released.  That day in June, SCOTUSblog’s 500,000 real-time viewers nearly crashed the website.  During the days I was in the Court for the 2012-13 term I wondered where the famous SCOTUSblog team was?  I’d seen all the Supreme Court reporters at least once over those days, but not the creator or team behind the credible and highly trafficked website during last year’s Healthcare cases.  One would expect their presence to be more visible in the Court.  Had I seen any of these people inside the courtroom or press office come to think of it?  No, I hadn’t.  How is that possible?  I’d seen Lyle Denniston, a fifty-five year veteran of Supreme Court reporting and frequent SCOTUSblog writer, in the press office.  But that was the only place.  Where was founder and contributor Tom Goldstein all that time?  How was the powerhouse reporting team from SCOTUSblog getting worse access than me, a lowly intern, on the days when major decisions were coming down?!

I found them on the last day…here, in the Court cafeteria.

Seersuckered and ready to report out - Team SCOTUSblog.  Water bottle, photo-bombing again. Grr...

Seersuckered and ready to report out – Team SCOTUSblog. Water bottle, photo-bombing again. Grr…


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“Boobies” Petition for Writ of Certiorari is HERE

It’s a Festivus miracle!  The Easton School District submitted their writ of certiorari to the SCOTUS this week. [See our write-up on the potential for Easton Area School District v. B.H. to get to SCOTUS]  We found out about this thank to Mark Walsh’s article in Ed Week (here).  Now we wait, with baited breath, to find out if the Court grants the writ and takes the case.  Please, please, please…

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SB is Winning the week

SupremeBystandr had a publicity home run this week.  Good press is good press.  We hear bad press is good press too, but we’re hoping we never have to find out. Tip of the gratitude cap to both organizations (The Life of the Law and Street Law) for the coverage.  Bosses.

We heart the awesome team at The Life of the Law.

We heart the awesome team at The Life of the Law.

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SB loves StreetLaw – where it all began for founder Cara L. Gallagher