While the headlines are all about the battle between the House and the President, the biggest and longest lasting stories over the next few months could come from another branch of government. Massive cases involving abortion, LGBTQ rights, and immigration are all on the docket. Vox: It’s going to be a blockbuster term for the Court.

+ “As Congress remains deadlocked and the White House melts down, SCOTUS has become the only fully functioning branch of the federal government. It has taken on the role of policymaker, obligated to resolve many of the battles that engulf the political branches.” Slate: This Supreme Court Term Will Launch a Conservative Revolution.