The Supreme Court returns next week for the fall term. The high court is expected to hear more than 70 cases, many on contentious issues involving abortion rights, affirmative action, deportation of illegal immigrants, sentencing guidelines, and global warming.
David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Tom Goldstein, attorney at Washington, D.C., law firm Akin Gump. Heads their Supreme Court practice
Paul Beard, staff attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest law firm, in Sacramento, Calif.