Another Supreme Court Term Set To Begin With Just 8 Justices

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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Oct. 6, 2014, in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Monday marks the beginning of a new Supreme Court term.

It’s the second term without a full bench, since Congress hasn’t yet moved to hold hearings — or vote — on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the court, Merrick Garland. The justices yesterday accepted eight new cases for the 2016-2017 term, bringing the total number so far to 31.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson previews the biggest cases, and the coming term, with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.


Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent at NPR. She tweets @NinaTotenberg.

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