The Supreme Court begins its fall term today on the verge of significant change -- in its caseload and among the lawyers who argue before it, and possibly even in its membership. While predicting high court retirements is notoriously tricky, three members of the Court -- Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- are seen as the most likely candidates to step down. But whether that major shift occurs will likely depend on the outcome of next month's presidential election.
For the Supreme Court, a Term of Change Ahead
October 6, 2008