Health Care Decision Puts SCOTUSblog in the Spotlight

Come Thursday morning about 10 a.m. Eastern time, SCOTUSblog.com will be blogging the court's decisions in real time. On Tuesday, when court watchers thought a decision might be announced in the health care case, the blog crashed after being overwhelmed by visitors.  For tomorrow's release of the decision, the site has created a back up site to handle any technical problems. SCOTUSblog founders Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe expect at least 250,000 visitors to follow the proceedings tomorrow – a record for the site. The blog, which began as a side business for the two, is quickly becoming the “go-to” site for news about the Supreme Court. NPR looks at the origins and impact of SCOTUSblog.