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...