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Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law. The justices took the bench just past 10 o'clock on the first Monday in October, even as much of the rest of the government was coping with a partial shutdown. Chief Justice John Roberts formally opened the new term without any reference to...

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