WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A new term for the Supreme Court opens on Monday and it is expected to be as important as the last.
Three months after the court upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on heavy-handed decisions such as affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
A fight over the University of Texas' affirmative action program is the first blockbuster case on the court's calendar, with argument scheduled for October 10.
The same lineup of justices returns to the bench Monday morning. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's liberals in sustaining the health care law. This term he's likely to play his more accustomed role of voting with his fellow conservatives.
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