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The Supreme Court returns to the nation's capital today


The Supreme Court returns to the nation's capital today, beginning an October term during which a number of high-profile cases will be decided.

Entering with a 6-3 conservative majority, the justices will hear oral arguments today in a yearslong dispute over an Idaho couple's construction of a home near protected land, in a case that may have a broad impact on the regulation of wetlands. Other anticipated cases this term include a challenge to race-conscious university admission policies (read more), a pair of cases clarifying the power of state legislatures in the redistricting process (read more), and the extent to which the government may prioritize the deportation of certain immigrants in the interest of national security (read more).

The court generally hears oral arguments through April and issues the majority of its decisions during May and June. See a rundown of the term here.

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