U.S. Supreme Court Current Awareness and Legal Blogs in the Law Library (May 19, 2016), Justin Abbasi, submitted to Professor Penny A. Hazelton to fulfill course requirements for Current Issues in Law Librarianship, LIS 595, and to fulfill the graduation requirement of the Culminating Experience Project for MLIS University of  Washington Information School, Seattle, Washington.

An essential characteristic of the Court is its inaccessibility. Coupled with the necessity of current awareness to understand the Court, the constitutional design of American society requires a union between the Court and the media in order for the opinions of the Court to reach the citizenry. Legal blogs have become one of the leading current awareness sources for the Court.