- The court’s recent decisions were celebrated on the right but polls show public confidence tanked.
- Race will be a major theme this term with challenges over affirmative action and minority voting.
- Another element to watch: How Justice Jackson’s arrival changes the high court.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will grapple with race, LGBTQ rights and election rules in a fraught new term that begins Monday, even as the justices and the nation wrestle with the fallout from the decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade.
With affirmative action on the docket, along with immigration and a case about whether businesses may deny services for same-sex weddings, the high court isn’t shying from opportunities to leave a mark once again on America’s economy, culture and politics.