The U.S. Supreme Court term begins with several high-profile, controversial cases on the docket

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Airdate: Monday, October 11, 2021

The Supreme Court as composed October 27, 2020 to present. Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Back row, left to right: Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court 2021 term began this month and it has been called the most important term in decades.

Court watchers are zeroing in on several cases with big impact potential. Abortion rights and gun rights are two cases getting the most attention, mainly because conservative Justices are in the majority on the court. Abortion rights advocates are especially concerned a majority decision could impact the status of Roe vs. Wade.

Appearing on Smart Talk Monday to analyze the impact of the current SCOTUS term are Michael R. Dimino, JD., Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School and Michael Moreland, JD., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Religion and Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy with the Villanova University School of Law.

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