A Few Updates

Its been a pretty slow month for Supreme Court junkies. The Court published the November argument calender and I’ve updated the Case Index accordingly. I updated the Case Index Data as well. I’ve fallen in love with the terribly attractive ‘Numbers‘ spreadsheet application from Apple so I’ve included the data in the Numbers format as [...]

When scheduling cases for oral arguments, the court tries to give precedence to the cases that were granted certiorari first. For example, if Case A was granted cert. in February and Case B was granted cert. in April, the court would generally try to hear Case A first. This allows council enough time to prepare [...]

Courtesy of SCOTUSBlog, we now have the first Orders List of the summer and the October calendar for the new term. I’ve updated the 2007 Term Case Index and the uploaded the new data.

Four Month Checkup

Well, I’ve gone quite some time without updating the software that runs the core of this site, so I’ve decided to update some of the behind-the-scenes stuff this weekend. There shouldn’t be any noticeable changes, but if you see text on the site where it normally doesn’t belong or if the search features don’t work, [...]

…just kidding. According to an otherwise unimportant website, my blog is rated PG-13. It is rated PG-13 because of the use of the words death (4x), abortion (4x), and faggot (1x). I understand the last one, but since when are death and abortion words that warrant a PG-13 rating?! Hmph. I guess I’ll have to [...]

…kinda. It will actually turn 101 as soon as I publish this post. The last post, the one about stare decisis was actually the 100th post on the DailyWrit. Its not a terribly big deal, but I think we’ve come a long way in the 3 months that the DailyWrit has been online. I purchased [...]

Farewell, 2006 Term Case Index

I made one final update to the 2006 Term Case Index. I’ll be sad to see it go but I have big plans for it’s 2007 incarnation. I very recently (this morning) calculated the number of days between oral arguments and a decision being handed down in each of this year’s cases. I think a [...]

The court today wrapped up the 2006 term. You can see how all of the cases came down at the 2006 Term Case Index. This term was marked by rulings in only 75 cases, a relatively low number in comparison to past years. here are stats from the last few years: Term Rulings 2006 75 [...]

I am floored by the quality of the Election 2008 Tracker, which is not only comprehensive and fair, but also more accessible than similar trackers on other blogs. I am, however, disappointed that the aggregate numbers include Rasmussen – which often “finds” that arbitrary candidates have impossibly high support (ie: Thompson in the GOP field, [...]

I uploaded both the Republican and Democratic polls over at the Election 2008 Tracker. Try clicking on the charts to see a bigger view, I’m testing a new script that should add a pretty neat effect to the pictures when you click on them. In the democrat’s poll, you can see a clear-cut frontrunner (Clinton) [...]



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