It took until July 1, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s nine justices managed to close the book on a momentous October 2023 term in time to decamp Washington before the Fourth of July holiday and kick off their three-month summer recess.

While the justices take a break from the daily grind of opinion writing, and their clerks line up lucrative gigs in Big Law, the country is still reeling from a Supreme Court term that delivered a veritable firehose of politically charged decisions on issues from abortion to guns to fundamental questions about the separation of powers.