Tom Goldstein a Fan of Crowdsourcing?

March 21st, 2012

From today’s Live Blog of Opinions, Tom asked a question about opinions Justice Kennedy assigned to himself. He got the answer from one of the commenters:


A thoughtful commenter notes that Justice Kennedy would have assigned these opinions to himself. I’m looking into whether there was such a case last term; I believe there was.

Comment From Scott

@Tom Kennedy assigned himself opinions in Brown v. Plata and Freeman v. US last term. >>>>>Tom: crowd sourcing is great.

Go figure! A Supreme Court expert relies on the wisdom of the crowds! I wonder if it would help Tom, “the most prescient high court analyst” make predictions about outcomes of cases?