Back in black: U.S. Supreme Court opens its momentous new term

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Reuters

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Supreme Court justices donned their black robes and sat once more behind a mahogany bench in their grand courtroom on Monday as they resumed in-person oral arguments for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic disruptions started last year. The nine justices were joined by lawyers, court staff and journalists in their spacious column-lined courtroom as they began a new nine-month term that includes major cases on abortion and gun rights. No members of the public were present. The court was hearing arguments in two cases on Monday, b…

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