Supreme Court opens new term on cusp of conservative control

Supreme Court opens new term on cusp of conservative control

Eight justices are getting back to work at a most unusual, politically fraught moment in American history The Supreme Court opens a new term Monday with Republicans on the cusp of realizing a dream 50 years in the making, a solid conservative majority that might roll back abortion rights, expand gun rights and shrink the power of government. Eight justices are getting back to work at a most unusual, politically fraught moment in American history. They’re still mourning the death of their colleague Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , the leader of the court’s liberal wing. They’re working in the midst of a pandemic that has forced the court to drastically change the way it conducts business . And the presidential election is less than a month away. Flower wreathes that were used for a ceremony for Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sit in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol on September 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. This week Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, will begin meeting with Senators as she seeks to be confirmed before the presidential election. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) President Donald Trump’ s nominee for Ginsburg’s seat, Judge Amy Coney Barrett , could be on the bench in time for one of the term’s biggest cases, post-Election Day arguments in the latest Republican bid to strike down the Affordable Care Act, which provides more than 20 million people with health insurance. […]

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