Find Supreme Court Changes on Twitter

Twitter Account Posts Every Time a Change is Made to Opinions

The Supreme Court has been under criticism lately for its habit of changing lines in opinions, sometimes years after the opinion has been released. While most changes are minor, even small modifications can lead to different outcomes in the lower courts. The worst part was, SCOTUS never announces a change, so the only way to identify one was to compare the original release with the official published release.

Fortunately, an enterprising attorney named David Zvenyach decided to create some code to fix the problem. The code compares published opinions with the original release, and immediately creates an alert on the Twitter account @Scotus_servo. This might be an important go-to for anyone citing a recent Supreme Court case, to make sure nothing’s changed.

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