it’s been a relatively quiet term at the supreme court since the justices reconvened last october the court has some important cases on its docket this year, notably on tribal reservations in oklahoma, a double jeopardy clause exception, and partisan gerrymandering but it lacked any cases on the major social issues that occasionally dominate its work then, last september, a three-judge panel of the fifth circuit court of appeals handed down its decision in june medical center v gee, upholding a louisiana statute that would effectively force all but one of the state’s abortion clinics to close

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