US Supreme Court opens term with divisive agenda

A man wears an anti-death penalty shirt during a vigil in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2013The US Supreme Court opened a new term Monday in which divisive social issues will likely be addressed: the death penalty, contraception and affirmative action. While the upcoming presidential election will certainly debate these issues, the highest court in the land will remind the nation that, at the end of the day, it has final say on the fundamental rights of American citizens. The court reaffirmed its independence just hours into the new term with a decision that struck a blow to President Barack Obama’s crackdown on insider-trading.

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