Supreme Blogger.

Author:Grise, Chrisanne
Position:Q&A Corner - Interview
 
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Anna Salvatore, a student in New Jersey, was in study hall when she stumbled upon Maslenjak v. United States, a Supreme Court immigration case. As she read the oral argument transcript, she fell in love--and ended up starting a blog called High School SCOTUS. She and a few teen contributors publish summaries of cases and interviews with journalists who cover the Court. Now 17, Anna sees the site as a resource for young people who want to learn more about the highest court in the land.

(This interview was edited and condensed for length and clarity.)

Q: Have you always been interested in politics?

A: Yes, I love seeing how laws are made, how big decisions are implemented, and how they affect millions of Americans.

Q: What about Maslenjak caught your interest?

A: It was surprisingly funny. You could see the personalities and guestioning styles of the justices shining through.

Q: Why should teens pay attention to the Court?

A: It protects teens' lives in meaningful ways. Every year, it...

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