September 29, 2012
Alex Brandon photo

Workers cover the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade. The Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one with the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

M. Green photo

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks during a ceremony naming a courtroom at The John Marshall Law School after former Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in Chicago.

Alex Brandon photo

Workers cover the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade. The Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one with the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

Alex Brandon photo

Workers cover the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, with a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade. The Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one with the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.