The U.S. Supreme Court heard the first oral arguments of the 2013 Term on Monday. The Court’s home page provides an argument calendar for the month; by clicking on the date, researchers can quickly access docket information on the cases argued or to be argued that day.
Among the cases that have emerged as leading cases to watch in this Term is McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case involving limitations on campaign finance contributions, that was argued on Tuesday. For commentary and analysis on this and other leading cases, consider:
- Diane Rehm show from October 7 (discussion with leading commentators: Dahlia Lithwick, Jeffrey Rosen and David Cole)
- Nina Totenberg, Despite Shutdown, Supreme Court Opens Its Doors For New Term (NPR)
- United States Law Week: October 2013 Term: Supreme Court Downshifts Into New Term But Past Earthshakers Still Fueling Caseload
- Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Has Deep Docket in Its New Term (New York Times)
- The Supreme Court’s New Term: Campaign Contributions, Housing Discrimination and Prayer on Tap (Washington Post)
- Jonathan Adler, A Blockbuster Supreme Court Term (National Review Online)
For more complete information on sources for current awareness and news, check out Steven’s research guide.