Now that President Bush has named John G. Roberts to fill Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the stage is set for a contentious confirmation hearing in the Senate. A wealth of information and speculation on how Roberts' judicial history will affect his fate, what will become of the filibuster "compromise," and what's next for the Supreme Court is available on the Web. Here are some of our favorites.
Best of the blogs
The American Constitution Society's ACSblog.
The Center for American Progress' Supreme Court Extra, featuring a star-studded roster of former Supreme Court clerks.
Legal Affairs magazine's appellate litigation blog, How Appealing.
Stanford University professor of law Lawrence Lessig's Lessig blog.
UCLA professor of law Eugene Volokh's blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. (Volokh also clerked for Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.)
Underneath Their Robes, a blog that identifies itself as "a combination of People, US Weekly, Page Six, the National Enquirer, and Tigerbeat, focused not on vacuous movie stars or fatuous teen idols, but on federal judges."
Yale School of Law professor Jack Balkin's blog, Balkinization.
Advocacy organization features
Alliance for Justice's Supreme Court Watch.
NARAL Pro-Choice America's Bush v. Choice blog.
People for the American Way's Independent Judiciary.
Planned Parenthood's court-watching pro-choice blog, SaveRoe.com.
"Intentional Neglect," by Stanley Fish (New York Times, July 19, 2005). An argument for why terms like "originalist" and "judicial activist" are misleading.
"Liberals, Don't Make Her an Icon," by Edward Lazarus (Washington Post, July 10, 2005). Why liberals stand to lose by venerating Sandra Day O'Connor.
"Recent Supreme Court Timetables" (Associated Press, July 19, 2005). A look at how long it took the current justices to be nominated and confirmed.
"Remote Control," by Stuart Taylor Jr. (Atlantic Monthly, September 2005). Has the high court lost touch with reality?
Wikipedia entry for John G. Roberts Jr.