First Monday in October 2021

The new Supreme Court term will begin this Monday, October 4th, 2021.

The Court has an active term ahead with high stakes cases surrounding abortion rights, the 2nd Amendment, religious freedom, and the Boston Marathon bombing.  While many cases have potentially wide implications, all eyes will likely be on the December 1, 2021 oral arguments set to determine the fate of Roe v. Wade.  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will decide whether “all pre-viability prohibitions on abortions are unconstitutional.”

You can find more information on the upcoming Supreme Court term at HeinOnline’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases or the SCOTUS Blog (includes case summaries).  You can also view the case briefs at the Supreme Court’s website (under CASE DOCUMENTS click the link for Docket Search and enter the docket number of the case you are interested in). The Court will again be making available to the public live audio of the arguments.  Check for the link on the Supreme Court’s web site on the day of argument.