The current term is history, so what's up for the Supreme Court's next term, which begins Oct. 6? More cases, heard more quickly, posing a range of tough and possibly divisive issues from religion in the public square to expletives on the public airwaves. The Court has already granted review in enough cases for Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. to hasten the argument calendar, making it likely that the Court will decide more cases than this term's 67, the lowest number in more than 50 years.
Next Term: A Fatter, Faster Calendar for Supreme Court
July 3, 2008