Expect another dramatic Supreme Court term

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USA Today looks at some of the major cases already on the Supreme Court’s calendar for the term that begins on October 7.

Most of the high-profile cases on the 2013 term’s docket fall into one of two categories: Lower courts sided either with liberal activists or federal agencies. They include: A challenge to the Federal Election Commission’s limit on how much donors can contribute over two years to candidates, parties and political action committee s… A defense by Michigan’s Republican attorney general of the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning affirmative-action policies at state universities. … The Greece, N.Y., town board’s defense of its policy allowing local clergy to deliver prayers at town board meetings … A challenge by abortion opponents to a Massachusetts law setting up 35-foot buffer zones around reproductive health clinics that perform abortion s… A defense by Oklahoma Republican officials of a state law that has the effect of blocking most medical abortions.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.