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Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court
Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court

The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on the job. Rather than split the court along sharp conservative-versus-liberal lines, these initial cases will require the justices to clarify the law where it is murky. In one colorful case involving a boat captain accused of obstructing an investigation by dumping his catch into the ocean, the justices will debate whether dead fish can be treated as the legal equivalent of shredded documents. The major ideological conflicts are waiting...

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