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I follow U.S. Supreme Court rulings ...

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Not at all.
  2451 votes / 13%
As they drift across other news, but not specifically.
  6025 votes / 32%
Semi-seriously, for at least some issues.
  2754 votes / 14%
Semi-seriously, as a general practice.
  1189 votes / 6%
Very seriously, for at least some issues.
  1865 votes / 9%
Very seriously, as a general practice.
  808 votes / 4%
Only when cases are mentioned on Slashdot.
  1238 votes / 6%
Only for comic relief.
  2451 votes / 13%
18781 total votes.
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I follow U.S. Supreme Court rulings ...

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  • by sanchom (1681398) on Friday March 29, 2013 @10:53PM (#43316293)
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      It's worthwhile to read the actual judgements, too. They are often surprisingly readable, as though once lawyers are on the Supreme Court they no longer have to prove how smart they are by writing badly (or maybe because they have good law clerks!). It takes a couple of web searches to understand some terms or cases they cite, is all.

      • hate to use a tired old cliché, but a citation would be nice. Is there a one-stop link to ALL SCOTUS judgements, like there is for Britain and Ireland [bailii.org]? I ask because I'm building a local mirror which is intended to be 100% fulltext searchable (which the BAILII online database currently is not) for reasons of just utter nerdiness.

  • by Tynin (634655) on Friday March 29, 2013 @10:56PM (#43316307)
    Using Google Reader, I've been able to easily follow along on all SCOTUS cases for the past ~3 or 4 years, from the SCOTUSblog rss feed.
    • by rvw (755107)

      Using Google Reader, I've been able to easily follow along on all SCOTUS cases for the past ~3 or 4 years, from the SCOTUSblog rss feed.

      And now you're lost you mean? No rss feeds because Google drops Reader? That's really sad.

  • Occasional? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 30, 2013 @12:03AM (#43316525)

    I just check in every now and then to watch Dan try to escape from this week's self-inflicted predicament, have a laugh at whatever Moose is up to and see if Harry and Christine have finally hooked up.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 30, 2013 @09:43AM (#43317845)

    We're missing an option here:
    I am aware of America, but I didn't know they had a court system.

  • by WWJohnBrowningDo (2792397) on Saturday March 30, 2013 @12:04PM (#43318601)

    Where's the "I write the rulings" option?

  • That is to say, I would like them to rediscover the fact that we live in a constitutional republic in which the federal government's size and power is limited to only that necessary to carry specifically enumerated powers [battleswarmblog.com].

    Sadly, that does not appear to be in the cards anytime soon. It makes it too hard to hand out subsidies to cronies and buy off various interest groups with taxpayer money.

    • Every time I mention the 10th Amendment, people in some political circles treat me as if I just raised a Confederate flag over my tobacco plantation while donning a white robe and hat.
      • by TubeSteak (669689)

        Bringing up the 10th Amendment without talking about SCOTUS decisions that have shaped it,
        is like bringing up the 3/5ths Compromise without mentioning that the 13th and 14th Amendments nullified it.

        The Constitution is book ended by centuries of English Common Law and by centuries of Supreme Court rulings.
        My point being: The Constitution never did and does not stand alone.

  • I'm a Supreme Court justice, you insensitive clod!
  • by BenBoy (615230)
    It's vital that we track and understand SCOTUS decision-making. How else can you decide who to vote for in the next Supreme Court election? Plus, where will I get my sense of righteous indignation from if not that wacky crew and their be-robed antics?
  • Only if they are about the constitutionality of the Cowboy Neal option.

  • It's getting harder and harder to take anything about the Supreme Court semi-seriously these days.
  • ... following is not the same as agreeing.
  • Because I'm a lawyer. Duh.

    • I can't get a straight answer, perhaps you can help because my lazy arse can't be bothered to search: is there a one-stop shop for online public access to SCOTUS decisions? If so, where?

  • I used to follow them, but since Roberts took over as Chief Justice, they've been releasing all new opinions in ROT-13. Too much of a PITA.

  • from Thai relatives is that politicians and the government and judges and courts are all corrupt, take bribes, do what lobbyists say to pass laws in favor of corporations and not people.

    The Thai philosophy is basically you cannot do anything about it, as even the elections are rigged, so don't worry about what you cannot control and just enjoy life. If you do worry about it and protest or complain, well the thought police will come after you to 're-educate' you in Room 101 so you'll love the government (big

  • Stretch, yawn, Americentric, couldn't care less, yawn mutter drool.

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