Report from Rick Hasen:
As @SCOTUSBlog has reported (http://t.co/fjBBIPLHuA) Justice Sotomayor is at @UCILaw today, judging moot court finals etc. Very exciting!
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) January 27, 2014
Not even the SCOTUSBlog folks knew this. They had to Google it.
That’s why she was not present at Court today, and the Chief had to announce her opinion.
It frustrates me to no end that the Justices do not publish their speaking and touring schedules. I know the Supreme Court Press Corps shares this frustration, when they find that a Justice gave a talk somewhere, and no one knew about it. And, because these events are open to the public, there may, or may not be media coverage, but the reporters aren’t often tuned into the things the members of the Supreme Court press corps are. Though we don’t know about it before, we always find out about it after.