Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson ascends to Supreme Court bench; public returns to courtroom

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term Monday with a new justice on the bench, the public back in the courtroom and a spirited debate in a case that pits environmental protections against property rights.

Monday’s arguments were the first time the justices were back hearing cases since issuing a landmark ruling stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. And for the first time in two and a half years, since the court closed in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the public was allowed inside the courtroom.

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