Solicitor General Donald Verrilli made a case before the Supreme Court last October based on information that he has discovered to be incorrect. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court's new term on Oct. 7. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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This artist rendering shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., seated (center) as attorney Bobby Burchfield argues during the Supreme Court's hearing on campaign finance Tuesday. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Shaun McCutcheon is challenging the aggregate limits on contributions to political candidates and parties. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court opens its new term this week. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's proposition banning gay marriage in 2010. The Supreme Court kept that ruling intact on Wednesday. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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One of the attorneys in the California Proposition 8 case, David Boies (center), speaks outside the Supreme Court as he's surrounded by plaintiffs in the case, couples Paul Katami (from left) and Jeff Zarrillo, and Sandy Stier and Kris Perry. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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