Morning Briefing: Supreme Court back in session
2010 US Supreme Court Class Photo. Pictured - bottom row (left to right) - Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts, Jr. (Chief Justice), Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Top row - (left to right) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Alito, Jr., Elena Kagan
October 3rd, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Morning Briefing: Supreme Court back in session

On the first day of a new Supreme Court term, the White House is surely looking ahead to some big legal battles that will be decided by the court in the coming months. It’s possible that the Court could hear cases this term with major consequences to many hot-button issues of the day, including health care, immigration, gay marriage and affirmative action. CNN’s Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears has a good breakdown here.

Regardless of the political atmosphere stirred up by the Supreme Court’s decisions in the coming months, the economy is sure to be the biggest issue in next years elections. So the White House is most certainly keeping its eye on the world markets, including the latest developments in Greece, which released a budget proposal over the weekend that fell short of the deficit targets the struggling country needed to meet in order to qualify for new bailout money from its European Union neighbors. CNN Money has two good stories on the effects of the latest developments in Greece – check out this and this.

Here are some other stories the White House is likely reading this morning:

Senators court 2012 voters with China currency [Reuters]

Oil Down On Strong Dollar [Wall Street Journal]

Iraq police siege in al-Baghdadi ends with nine dead [BBC]

Ala. immigration law marked by Hispanic school absences [USA Today]


soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Howard

    Hopefully, the Supreme Court will repeal the corrupt, unconstitutional, pork-laden, 'pass it to see what's in it', TRILLION dollar, Obamacare monstrosity !!!

    October 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  2. juluca

    podrian conseguir algun traductor que hable, escriba y COMPRENDA el idioma español CORRECTAMENTE?

    October 4, 2011 at 8:25 am |