Supreme Court Starts New Term With 8 Justices

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Supreme Court Starts New Term With 8 Justices
The high court begins a new term Monday with only eight justices. And because of the pandemic, they'll once again hear arguments by phone.
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The Supreme Court is starting a unique new term this week.

The high court is kicking things off Monday with eight justices. And because of the pandemic, they'll once again hear arguments by phone.

The first case is on Delaware's constitution and a provision that requires an even number of conservative and liberal judges appointed to some state courts.

Of course, partisanship in courts is a bit of a political talker right now. And it will drive hearings for nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the presidential election.