The US Supreme Court began its latest session with a thunderous silence: not even explaining why it refused to consider same-sex marriage. The court may be off to a quiet start, but it’s famously divided, and legal thinkers aren’t ruling out the prospect of big noise before the term is all over. The justices will decide cases about religious beards and head-scarves, violent speech on the Internet and discrimination in voting. At least one potential blockbuster waits in the wings: a case that could essentially scuttle Obamacare.
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Banner Image: First day of the Supreme Court session; Credit: Victoria Pickering