By Khorri Atkinson |Axios
The Supreme Court, now with a solid conservative majority after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment, is hearing cases that could have significant ramifications for generations to come on issues like immigration, LGBTQ employment protections and abortion access.
The big picture: The high court — with 5 conservatives and 4 liberals — kept a relatively low profile in its first term this year. But it could hand major wins to Republicans in 2020’s second term, emboldened by Kavanaugh’s appointment and sharpening their focus as a slew of hot-button disputes work their way up from lower courts.
Key cases to watch this term: