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A look at high court’s top cases in new term starting Monday

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In this April 23, 2021, file photo members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

WASHINGTON – Abortion, guns and religion top the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. A case from Mississippi presents a direct challenge to the court’s major decisions over the last half-century that guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion nationwide.

A case from New York could expand gun rights in the United States and involves the right to carry a firearm in public.

And parents in Maine are suing over the state’s exclusion of religious schools from a tuition program for families who live in towns that don’t have public schools.

The Biden administration is trying to have the death sentence reinstated in the Boston Marathon bombing case.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is among the youngest and newest of the sitting justices. (AP Graphic) AP

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