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Nina Totenberg speaks during an interview with Robin Young on October 2, 2015, at the the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman for NHPR)
Nina Totenberg speaks during an interview with Robin Young on October 2, 2015, at the the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman for NHPR)

It's the first Monday in October, and for legal nerds that means one thing: The Supreme Court gets back to work. The historic term that just wrapped up ruled on Obamacare and same-sex marriage.

So what's at issue for the justices this time around? Court watchers say the big cases involve deciding how unions charge dues, abortion regulations and birth control access under Obamacare.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about what to expect in the upcoming term.

From left: Nina Totenberg, former Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Robin Young pose for a picture at an event hosted by the Constitutionally Speaking project on October 2, 2015 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman for NHPR)
From left: Nina Totenberg, former Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Robin Young pose for a picture at an event hosted by the Constitutionally Speaking project on October 2, 2015 in Concord, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman for NHPR)

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This segment aired on October 5, 2015.

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