Nov 15, 2013 0
Here we go with another round of Bloggers Seeking Press Credentials. Only this time, this argument is in front of the top court in the land.
Tom Goldstein, the founder of SCOTUSblog, announced earlier this week that he would be putting his site up for sale next summer. The blog is an invaluable resource for reporting and analysis on the Supreme Court.
One of Goldstein’s last goals while in control of the site is to obtain Supreme Court press credentials. Goldstein first applied in December even after he was told he would not qualify because the blog does not have broad-based advertising, according to the ABA Journal.
Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog’s chief reporter, has credentials to cover the court because he also works for the NPR station in Boston. Other SCOTUSblog reporters use seats reserved for lawyers to cover oral arguments, according to the ABA Journal.
Goldstein told the ABA Journal obtaining the press pass would make the blog more attractive to potential bidders and would ensure the blog “gets treated like other media organizations.”
The Supreme Court is still vetting SCOTUSblog’s request.