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The Supreme Court's Upcoming Term: The End Of O'Conner's Legacy?

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The Supreme Court of the United States.

Today the Supreme Court opens its doors for the 2013-14 term and it's promising to be an eventful one. Campaign contributions, abortion rights, affirmative action and public prayer are just a few of the extraordinary cases slated to make the court's agenda. They are also issues that defined former justice Sandra Day O'Conner's time on the court. Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick said this term could mark "the final demise of the O'Conner legacy." Steve Scher talks with Lithwick about the court's upcoming term.

Produced by Hannah Burn.