Supreme Court Resumes

October 3, 2022

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Chief Justice John Roberts at a speech in Colorado last month. After a summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court opens its nine-month term today with a 6-3 conservative majority.

Why It Matters: The Supreme Court begins its new term today. It will mark Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s debut and is the first time ever that four women justices will sit on the bench at the same time. The first argument on the agenda is an environmental case regarding the Clean Water Act. Other major cases are set to be heard later in the fall and spring.

Supreme Court Term Opens With New Justice and Weighty Cases (Wall Street Journal)

Supreme Court opens new term with murky wetlands dispute and Justice Jackson on the bench (NBC News)

by Jenna Lee,