About Benchwarmers

Dear Readers,

Thank you and welcome! Benchwarmers is a student-run project covering the United States Supreme Court and the fourteen federal appellate courts. We publish weekly briefings, analyze blockbuster cases from the Supreme Court and appellate courts, and review legal scholarship. Our twitter feed provides real-time court updates and highlights commentary from leading court analysts.

This is a blog on law and jurisprudence, not politics. Accordingly, our mission is to cover the courts in a nonpartisan manner. We do not write from the “left” or the “right.” We do not advance a conservative or liberal agenda. We are not beholden to any political party. And while we may discuss the political ramifications of a certain ruling, we do so factually, not normatively. So, readers, have no fear. You get unparalleled, impartial coverage of our nation’s most significant judicial decisions.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out via the “Contact” page at the top.


Graham L. Vogtman, Founder of Benchwarmers