Introduction


“We just view the blog as a public service. It doesn’t have an agenda. It’s not trying to impress any particular set of people anymore. It’s not a business development tool for the law firm. And we just try and accommodate the kinds of folks who are becoming interested in the blog.”


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein,1 Mr Goldstein discusses his start in law practice, the creation of SCOTUSblog, the challenges of covering the Supreme Court and understanding the Court through media and this Term’s decision in the health care case.


Here, in Part Two, Mr Goldstein discusses founding SCOTUSbog, a Web site dedicated to the Supreme Court of the United States, the site’s evolution and the challenge of covering the Court without a press pass.


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein (Part One) That Guy With the Web Site, Mr Goldstein discusses becoming a Supreme Court litigator.


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein (Part Three) Courting Media, Mr Goldstein discusses media coverage of the Supreme Court and what the Court does and might do in a changing media environment.


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein (Part Four) To Your Health, Mr Goldstein discusses the Supreme Court decision in the last Term’s health care case (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius)—understanding the Court through a case.


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein (Part Five) Airing|Erring, Mr Goldstein discusses the mistaken reporting by CNN and Fox that the Supreme Court had overturned the Affordable Care Act’s ‘Individual Mandate.’

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GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein

“As I’ve been doing [Supreme Court litigation] now for 15 years...it gets actually more and more complicated, not simpler and simpler, as you realize all the different layers to the onion that you’re peeling back.”


In GWorks Interviews: Tom Goldstein, Mr Goldstein discusses his start in law practice, the creation of SCOTUSblog, the challenges of covering the Supreme Court of the United States and understanding the Court through media and this Term’s decision in the health care case.


Part One: That Guy With the Web Site

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Becoming a Supreme Court litigator.


“As I’ve been doing [Supreme Court litigation] now for 15 years...it gets actually more and more complicated, not simpler and simpler, as you realize all the different layers to the onion that you’re peeling back.”


Part Two: SCOTUSblog—Without Papers

Thursday 2 August 2012

Founding a Web site dedicated to the Supreme Court of the United States, the site’s evolution and the challenge of covering the Court without a press pass.


“We just view the blog as a public service. It doesn’t have an agenda. It’s not trying to impress any particular set of people anymore. It’s not a business development tool for the law firm. And we just try and accommodate the kinds of folks who are becoming interested in the blog.”


Part Three: Courting Media

Tuesday 7 August 2012

What the Supreme Court does and might do in a changing media environment.


“I’m a big proponent of televising of the arguments and the decision hand-downs, when they announce the rulings. I think that the Court has legitimate concerns about what it would do to the proceedings.”


Part Four: To Your Health

Thursday 9 August 2012

Understanding the Supreme Court through this Term’s health care decision (NFIB v. Sebelius).


“For the moment, the Commerce Clause decision really is a one-off. And, I don’t read it is as more than a one-off because it’s not part of a larger body of decisions over the past five years.”


Part Five: Airing|Erring

Tuesday 14 August 2012

(Mis)understanding the health care decision.


“It’s a mistake that should not have happened and I don’t think will happen again for a while.”


Part Six: Limits

Thursday 16 August 2012

Is the Supreme Court’s last Term a sign of a new willingness to limit Federal Power, what role will the Court play in the coming election and how can we best understand the Court.


“People are worried about feeding their families and about jobs. And that’s immediate and incredibly consequential. And I just don’t see the Supreme Court breaking through that.”


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