A strange new term begins at the US Supreme Court

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Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died early this year, and the Senate has not even considered President Obama's nominee to replace him.  Today, the Court heard the first arguments of this year's session with an empty chair -- and an uncertain future.  Mark Joseph Stern, who covers the Court for Slate, looks at which cases are likely to make the news.