The Supreme Court website – what’s the point of it again?

Something @infobunny was trying to find out this morning…she was looking for what she believed to be the 2 cases decided so far. Where would they be? Well, any sane person would think “Ah, the Decided Cases section, that’s where they’ll be”. But no, sanity does not prevail here! Obviously, where you should be looking for decided cases is in the News and Publications section, where you’ll find a link to a topic called Judgments. Here, you’ll find a case. Just one case. The other is mysterious, and not to be accessed by the likes of us. It may be real, it may not. There’s no way of confirming that from the mish-mash of the website. Although @johnhalton has suggested that the delay in judgments going where they’re meant to be is due to the fact that it takes a while to transcribe from the vellum onto computer…

And of course, why would anyone want to be able to pick up an RSS feed of any important areas, like, ohhh, News? Judgements? Anything? Silly me – what we’re meant to be doing is taking regular trips to the site, to make sure we don’t miss out on any silly little snippets from THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE COUNTRY.

Jeez people – get with the technology, and try doing crazy stuff like putting things in the right place, and letting us keep an eye on information without a daily visit?

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

2 thoughts on “The Supreme Court website – what’s the point of it again?”

  1. Interestingly, if you click on the search button (without entering terms) on the Decided Cases page, you do get a list of decisions (none of which are the one in the Judgments section). These have helpful links supposedly to a pdf of the press summary, but actually just back to the search page again. Handy!

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