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Free Exercise Clause: Current Awareness

Staying Current

In addition to the online resources listed in the Online Services page, and Shepardize and KeyCite features, other inexpensive online sources may be used to maintain current awareness of recent trends in Free Exercise doctrine. 

SCOTUSblog
http://www.scotusblog.com

A major contribution to constitutional litigation from Bloomberg Law is its sponsored website, SCOTUSblog, which offers instant coverage of Supreme Court developments, commentary on federal cases, and links to briefs and other documents for recent Supreme Court cases.  Launched in 2002 by attorney Tom Goldstein, the site has won numerous awards, including a Peabody Award, and has been lauded for enriching discussion of current court cases and Supreme Court nominations. 

From the site:

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

The blog generally reports on every merits case before the Court at least three times: prior to argument; after argument; and after the decision.  In certain cases, we invite the advocates to record summaries of their arguments for podcasts.  The blog notes all of the non-pauper cert. petitions that seek to raise a legal question which in Tom[ Goldstein]’s view may interest the Justices; Lyle [Denniston] gives additional coverage to particularly significant petitions.  For the merits cases and the petitions we cover, we provide access to all the briefs.

Religion Clause
http://religionclause.blogspot.com

Religion Clause, maintained by Professor Emeritus Howard Friedman, provides daily coverage of religious liberty developments in both American courts and international fora. In Friedman’s words, ‘Religion Clause brings daily neutral reporting on church-state and religious liberty developments, with extensive links to primary source documents.’  Each post is relatively brief and provides links to primary or secondary sources. The blog also provides an extensive list of relevant advocacy groups, journals, academic centers, government offices, and blogs.

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