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US Supreme Court cases you should be watching with rulings expected at end of month

A police officer stands guard on the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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A police officer stands guard on the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 15, 2017.

For the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will end its term and rule on some of the cases in front of it with a full panel of nine justices.

For the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will end its term and rule on some of the cases in front of it with a full panel of nine justices.

There are 21 cases total for which we’re expecting rulings, though Judge Gorsuch was confirmed in time to hear only 12 of them.

In addition to an expected ruling on whether to reinstate President Trump’s controversial revised travel ban preventing citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., we’re also expecting rulings in several cases involving immigration issues, a case looking at whether federal trademark law violates the First Amendment, and another looking at how states offer funding to church schools.

Guest:

Greg Stohr, Supreme Court reporter for Bloomberg News; he tweets

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