Since its founding in 2002, SCOTUSblog has developed into the preeminent source for Supreme Court news, commentary and research. In 2012, when the Supreme Court handed down its opinion on Obamacare, the blog had more than 900,000 concurrent readers. It has received the ABA’s Silver Gavel award, the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media, and various other honors.

Lawyers Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, also husband and wife, founded SCOTUSblog as a way of marketing their fledgling Supreme Court practice. As it increased its coverage of the court, the blog in 2004 brought on Lyle Denniston, a veteran journalist who had covered the court since 1958. He retired from SCOTUSblog in 2016.

During the Denniston years, cofounder Howe served as editor of SCOTUSblog, When Denniston retired, she became the blog’s principal reporter, covering the day-t0-day activity of the court, as well as writing for her own blog, Howe on the Court.

Yesterday, for the LexBlog program This Week in Legal Blogging, I interviewed Howe about the blog’s founding, its early years, and its operations today.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.