The Roberts court takes up affirmative action, public unions, and voting rights.

What to Expect From the Roberts Court This Fall

What to Expect From the Roberts Court This Fall

Law and the Supreme Court justices who interpret it.
Sept. 19 2015 12:16 PM

Amicus: 2015 Term Preview

Liberals are bracing for a rightward swing in some of the most important cases on the docket this fall.

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Listen to Episode 26 of Slate’s Amicus:

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With just a couple weeks left before the beginning of the 2015–16 Supreme Court term, Dahlia sits down with the Los Angeles Times’ David Savage to preview some of the big cases already on the docket. They include Fisher v. University of Texas, which takes on affirmative action in higher education; Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which challenges the right of public unions to collect mandatory fees from workers; and Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that could transform the meaning of “one person, one vote.”

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Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.