On the Record

Preview of New Supreme Court Term

Russell Wheeler

With 40 cases queued up, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to begin its 2012 term on Monday, October 1. More than half the roster is comprised of criminal justice or federal judicial procedure cases but this session will likely be shaped by a few key cases, including race in the classroom, human rights violations overseas, and voting rights here at home. Visiting Fellow Russell Wheeler previews the session, noting that some of these cases will spark intense scrutiny.