Supreme Court To Open Term Dominated By Key Issues
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday will begin a new term dominated by controversial issues such as tobacco regulation, aid to religious schools, abortion protests, campaign financing, and the balance of power between the federal government and the states.
U.S. Supreme CourtAfter their usual three-month summer recess, the justices will return to the bench for their 1999-2000 term with a number of big cases that underscore the high court's importance ahead of next year's presidential election, legal analysts said.
They said the 44 cases already on the court's docket and the dozens of cases to be added over the next few months should result in one of the court's most significant terms in years.
``I think that this term will be very memorable. Critical issues the country cares about are going to be decided,'' said Thomas Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who closely follows the court.