The Supreme Court Returns

In the News York Times comes this notice:

The Supreme Court begins a new term on Monday, even as the landmark rulings of last term continue to reverberate. The court has agreed to hear more than 50 cases so far on disputes both familiar and fresh: from affirmative action and freedom of speech, to campaign finance and the president’s power to make recess appointments.

No case yet promises the high-profile splash of rulings on national health care, voting rights or same-sex marriage, but in many of them, long-established Supreme Court precedents may be at risk.