Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Obama’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The president officially named Garland as a Supreme Court nominee Wednesday as they stood before the media and a large gathering of attendees in the Rose Garden at the White House. Read article on NPR

SCOTUS blog: Supreme Court vacancy on Scalia’s Death

SCOTUS blog has a special section to news relating to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday, and President Obama’s possible Supreme Court nominees. Read the blog posts here.

Bluebook Revision Wars

From the Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2016:

“War is brewing over the most boring piece of intellectual property imaginable: the “Bluebook,” the 580-page quasi-authoritative source of proper legal citation formats published by the Harvard Law Review, described by Adam Liptak of the New York Times a few months ago as “a comically elaborate thicket of random and counterintuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like [that] is both grotesque and indispensable.

Students at NYU Law School have prepared a new, streamlined, open-access citation system and gotten it ready for publication…”

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