I've been working on a significant new feature for a while, and am pleased to announce that it's finally ready for use. Of the approximately 75 cases the Supreme Court has decided or will decide during this term, 21 of them turn, at least in part, on the interpretation of some constitutional language. Despite the outsized importance of these cases and the news coverage given to them individually, I haven't found one good place where one can quickly get up to speed and stay current on all of these cases at once. Thus, I created my own.
This feature -- a look at the constitutional cases before the Court during the 2007-2008 term -- currently contains for each case some basic background info and a brief description of the major constitutional issue or issues raised. The cases are listed in chronological order by argument date or scheduled argument date. Cases that have been argued by this point have links to argument transcripts (and audio, if available,) and cases that have been already been decided (only two, as of this writing) have links to the SCOTUS opinions. Of course, links to new argument transcripts and opinions will be added as the term further progresses. Additionally, I am gradually working on adding links to the relevant lower court decisions being appealed and some links to news and scholarly coverage. Case information is taken from the invaluable SCOTUSwiki, from the Oyez project website, from various places on the Court's own site, and from my normal travels around the net.
I'm sure I'll revise the general format and content of the feature as I go along; this is very much an evolving project. Right now the info is in a .pdf file, but that might change if I find a better way to do this within the limitations of Blogger. I hope you find this feature interesting and useful, and if you have any suggestions (or corrections) leave them in the comments.
Update: The links in this post will continue to point to the version of the file that was posted on this date. For the most recently updated version of this feature, click the permanent link at the top right corner of the main page.