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Monday marks the beginning of a new Supreme Court term.
It's the second term without a full bench, since Congress hasn't yet moved to hold hearings — or vote — on President Barack Obama's nominee for the court, Merrick Garland. The justices yesterday accepted eight new cases for the 2016-2017 term, bringing the total number so far to 31.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson previews the biggest cases, and the coming term, with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
This segment aired on September 30, 2016.