Laying down the law: nine justices of the US Supreme Court are about to meet for the new term

27 September 2017 | by Michael McGough

US Supreme Court


The beginning of a new term for the United States Supreme Court is typically ushered in with a string of seminars, panel discussions and, most recently, podcasts, in which scholars, practitioners and journalists consider pending cases and argue about whether and how the coming term will transform US law and politics.

The 2017 term, which begins on 2 October, is no exception, but this time the perennial prognostications that this will be a historic term are likely to be correct. 

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