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Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Term

In a term one justice predicts will be "monumental," the issues range from politics to privacy, and from same-sex anti-discrimination law to sports betting.

If last year's Supreme Court term was a term so dry of interesting cases that it looked like a desert, this term, which opens Monday, already looks like a tropical rainforest — and the justices are only halfway to filling up their docket.

Already scheduled are major test cases on a raft of controversial issues such as partisan gerrymandering, privacy in an age of technology, sports betting and much more, including a case that pits the right of a same-sex couple to buy a specially created wedding cake against the right of a cake creator and his bakery to refuse.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently predicted the term will be "monumental."

It will be the first full term with the

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