03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Prepares For Big Second Half

The Supreme Court entered its holiday intermission with the starkest drama put off until the second act.

When justices return on Jan. 11 for their next oral arguments, they'll barely have scratched the surface of the 2009 term. They've issued only four decisions so far, none dealing with the cases for which the term is likely to be remembered.

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