The Supreme Court opens its new term Oct. 2 and will quickly take up major disputes involving President Trump, immigration policy, religious liberty, gay rights and partisan gerrymandering.
Here are the major questions before the court this fall:
Trump and the travel ban
Can President Trump temporarily block the entry of foreign travelers from six majority Muslim nations because they pose a “heightened risk” of terrorism, or is his order unconstitutional because it reflects bias against Muslims and is not based on evidence of a true security threat?
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California and the 4th Circuit in Virginia struck down Trump’s order, but in...