This afternoon, SCOTUSblog, one of the leading news sources on the cases and goings on at the United States Supreme Court was again denied permission to report on their bread and butter. The Standing Committee of Correspondents of the Senate Press Gallery reaffirmed the rejection of the site's petition for a press credential.
The love for SCOTUSblog continued to run deep with the Washington Post hailing it as "the most important and valuable source of news and analysis about the Supreme Court."
So what gives? Well, the rationale was that the site's publisher, Tom Goldstein, is a lawyer who lobbies the government. He also occasionally writes for his site. SCOTUSblog reporters are not allowed to write about cases that his firm is involved in.