Sunday, March 25, 2012

Here we go

And we are now within 23 hours of tip off, when Mr. Robert Long will step to the dais and a remarkable (though not entirely "unprecedented") three days of oral argument begins.

There are hundreds of previews running in newspapers across the globe today. Howard Bashman of How Appealing has a nice gathering of many of the more significant ones here (from today's papers) and here (from yesterday's). Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has a terrific essay capturing the potential historical significance of the case here.

Again, the Court will release audio files and written transcripts shortly after the arguments end each day. those will be available on the Court's web site. In addition, C-SPAN will be broadcasting those tapes (with the standard accompaniment of still photos) both on television and through its web site. You can access its page dedicated to the ACA arguments here. Pre-argument coverage begins at 7:00 am EDT tomorrow morning.

At long last, this is what we have all been waiting for, since March 23, 2010 (if not sooner). I will try to check in here regularly as the arguments unfold, to the extent my day job permits.