TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 17, 2014

In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, Eric J. Segall, law professor at Georgia State University, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to make the certiorari process more transparent. Currently, the court does not disclose which justices vote for or against hearing a case. Segall argues that votes should not be kept secret unless there are compelling reasons to do so. The author calls Supreme Court justices some of our “most secretive governmental officials” and says “[t]here is no reason the justices should be so invisible to the American people.” The Brennon Center newsletter has more.