[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] begins its fall term on Monday, assembling briefly to issue Orders and to swear in several lawyers to the Supreme Court bar. As its usual opening on the first Monday in October falls this year on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, the court will only start hearing arguments [October arguments calendar] Tuesday; the Court's two Jewish justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, are expected to miss Monday's session.
Beginning this term, the Court will publish same-day oral argument transcripts [JURIST report] on the Court website. Many have welcomed the move as a step towards public access to Court proceedings, but Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the Court continue to oppose televising its proceedings [JURIST report], despite political urgings to do so [JURIST report]. AP has more. The New York Times has additional coverage.