This summer the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, a blockbuster decision that reverberated in every state. On Monday when the Court starts its new term, a roster of equally charged issues will dominate the docket. From the death penalty and juvenile sentencing, to questions over affirmative action and restrictions on abortions, the roster will also put the Court’s nine justices under scrutiny. Kojo explores the pivotal cases on the docket this term and finds out how Court dynamics inside –- and outside –- the courtroom could impact cases.


  • Stephen Vladeck Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

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