|Photo by Phil Roeder, CC BY 2.0.|
This term, the Supreme Court is slated to hear cases on issues impacting public-sector unions (Friedrichs v. CA Teachers Association), affirmative action in higher education (Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin), the death penalty, and possibly abortion issues. To learn about the cases coming in front of the Supreme Court, visit the Court’s website. It provides access to Supreme Court opinions, case documents, oral arguments, and a calendar so you can know when cases will be argued. The website also provides access to other information about the Court interested parties might enjoy – like access to audio files of oral arguments.
The BC Law Library’s Federal Judicial Materials research guide also provides information about accessing Supreme Court materials such as dockets, briefs, rules, and opinions.
If you are looking for a more theatrical view of the First Monday in October and the Supreme Court, check out First Monday in October from the Law Library’s DVD Collection!