Decent suggestions, but avoid number II at all costs.
Do NOT write about something that is likely to come before the USSC within the next year if youíre writing for publication. Two reasons: you want your article to be long lasting and you want it to remain relevant. Trust me on this. Writing any article of something pending or likely pending on cert is a bad, bad idea.
You run the risk that if the court decides contrary to your premise, or on grounds different from your premise, your article is moot. Donít do this. Its hella work to produce more than a note and trust me sucks ass when the side you came down on is not the side the court came down on. Avoid that by avoiding cases pending for cert, accepted for cert, or likely to go in the next 15 months.
I had two articles torpedoed like this, a great article on Whales and Sonar and the APA/NEPA until Scalia got ahold of that and said Naval sonar training was an emergency exception to NEPA because we are at war. Yea, we really need to go banging away with whale ear splitting sonar around the Galapagos Islands looking for Taliban or Iraqi submarines.
Another good source, ask your profs.