Yes, the Justices Read the Headlines

They're more in tune with the public's mood than you'd expect.

Paying attention.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

On Monday, just a few days after the shootings in San Bernardino, California, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it won't hear a challenge to a Chicago suburb’s ban on semiautomatic weapons. On Wednesday, in the wake of a semester’s turmoil over race on campuses from Missouri to New Haven, the court is hearing a challenge to affirmative action.

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