Storm Shutters All But Supreme Court

As the east coast braces for Hurricane Sandy this evening, federal offices, courts and a number of law schools were closed today. But fears of a storm did not deter the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court remained open this morning for arguments on the controversial issue of using wiretap authority to track terrorism activity. SCOTUSBlog has a recap of the day’s proceedings. The court is taking a more cautious approach tomorrow though. It announced today that Tuesday's arguments would be postponed until Nov. 1.