“The recent kerfuffle about Supreme Court Justices changing the text of already released opinions raises the larger question of how we can ever know whether the version of any statute or case or regulation we are reading is the ‘final one.’” Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Jennifer Bard, commenting on news stories that U.S. Supreme Court justices may change the text of their opinions before they are officially published and noting that “[g]iven how important a problem it can be if the text we rely on is wrong, it’s interesting that authenticating information plays no role in the legal curriculum.”

PrawfsBlawg, May 31, 2014.