These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate SCOTUSblog Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2002, SCOTUSblog is a law blog written by lawyers, law professors, and law students about the Supreme Court of the United States. The site tracks cases before the Court from the certiorari stage through the merits stage. The website was founded by attornies Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe.
Funded by / Ownership
SCOTUSblog is a nonprofit funded and operated by Tom Goldstein. There is not a known source of revenue for this website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the site live blogs as the Court announces opinions and grants cases and sometimes has information on the Court’s actions published before either the Court or any other news source. In reviewing this source, we could not find any use of loaded language, and all content was factually based. Most information is simply reporting what is happening. Headlines, for example, do not use emotion, such as this Majority appears poised to uphold Arizona voting rules. All information is properly sourced.
In general, this is a low-biased source that publishes court information as it happens.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate SCOTUSblog Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/25/2017) Updated (09/19/2023)
Last Updated on September 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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