Landmark Decisions Expected This Coming SCOTUS Term

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide several major controversial cases this term. Oral arguments began on Monday. The court faces more landmark cases than usual because the justices postponed contentious cases after Justice Antonin Scalia died. They did this to avoid 4-4 decisions.

With new justice Neal Gorsuch, the court has back its balance between the left-leaning and right-leaning justices. Justice Anthony Kennedy is the moderate swing vote, he has been lurching to the left. He’s now the most liberal of any centrist justice since the mid-1960s.

Kennedy has become the most liberal of any justice holding that centrist position since the mid-1960s.

Kennedy is 81. There are rumors he may not serve out Trump’s term. If so, Trump could replace him with a conservative. That would tip the balance on the court to the right. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the most liberal justices, may also retire. She is 84.

Here are some of the most interesting cases that will be decided.

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