With the Nation on Edge, Supreme Court to Begin Term
All eyes on the bench. With a full contingent of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2017-2018 term Monday prepared to decide a range of hot-button issues. First, there’s President Trump’s latest travel ban, along with whether there’s a right to discriminate against gay people. The court’s also expected to strip unions of the ability to collect fees from non-members who benefit from their collective bargaining. Another case asks if partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional — something that has the potential to shift the balance of power toward Democrats.