The Supreme Court’s 2019 term just opened amid a super-charged political season. With a simmering impeachment investigation and a looming presidential election, the court will be taking on issues related to guns, abortion, immigration and LGBT rights.

That’s likely to make for a blockbuster term—and cause a few headaches for Chief Justice John Roberts, says Mayer Brown partner Nicole Saharsky, a veteran Supreme Court advocate.

On this Legal Speak podcast, Saharsky speaks with Supreme Court correspondent Marcia Coyle about the big cases at the court, which justices she’ll be watching and what she makes of the new guideline giving advocates two minutes to open their argument without interruption.

Saharsky, who spent 10 years in the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office, co-leads the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Mayer Brown. She joined the firm last year from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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