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On October first, at the investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the new Supreme Court, with the exception of Justice Kavanaugh had recently tested positive for COVID-19, assembled on the bench for the first time.

The new term began as usual on the first Monday in October but with Kavanaugh still absent from the bench but participating remotely by telephone.

Here are the sketches from October’s arguments:

By the second week of arguments Kavanaugh was back to participating in person.

Next Monday, November first, ¬†the justices will hear arguments in two expedited cases on Texas’ new law, SB8, enforcing abortion restrictions by bounty, and on Wednesday comes a Second Amendment appeal of New York’s gun carry law. It promises to be an interesting term for the new Court.