Transcript for ABC News Supreme Court Analyst Kate Shaw Previews The Supreme Court Term
The court handed gun for significant decisions on same sex marriage on health care among other issues and we're looking at another potential blockbuster term. The court is already agreed to hear really important case about affirmative action in higher education. A case about the future of public sector unions. A case about how the population gets counted and divided up for purposes of representation in state legislatures. To salute those are three big cases the court will hear there's a very strong possibility the court also here a significant challenge too restrictive abortion law. A case about religious objections to participation contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act of abortion case that the court likely take up it's there. And so Texas has passed when the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Opponents of the lawsuit that goes into effect but all of the tent clinic attacks at the very populous state. Thus making it almost impossible to proportions for a lot when it acts as. And the court uphold that law that would basically give. Car line to other states to regulate lenders could ways portion of the court is scheduled to hear another major affirmative action case mr. section the second time the court hears this case brought by a white woman Abigail Fisher with the United Nations. Neighbors taxes. Texas uses race in conjunction with for a holistic analysis in allocating some of its spots incoming freshman. And she claims that she would have gotten in Avery had been factored. The court that the case once before two years ago. Sat on it for a long time and everyone bought meat eaters can you really important pronouncement about affirmative action in the constitution. And sort of surprising and it an act or courts does it take up. So the courts took another walk said. Actually the Texas program is constitutional. And it's now back for the supreme courts of it probably won't be able to where it's coming pretty significant about. He permits until affirmative action under the constitution. In theory make war but the cost. Doesn't permit any of action and education. Also who ordinarily sort of according to the taxes to answer there isn't an immigration challenge for the court right now but there is a very important challenge in a lower court in Texas. To the president's expanded executive action integration and it's possible that case could be abstract and costs. In front of the Supreme Court as soon as this spring it's more likely going to be heard an expert at all. Next ball either way it could happen against the pack up the presidential election which can opt. Issue. So we could become a major election yours.
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