Following a series of liberal-leaning, social-changing decisions in its most recent October-to-July session, the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes today.

After Chief Justice John Roberts for the second time saved Obamacare and Justice Anthony Kennedy engineered a reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to allow same-sex marriages, the nine justices — five supposedly conservative and four very decidedly liberal — will once again confront issues that could have far-reaching social repercussions.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) could again be considered after several circuit courts disagreed on the ACA contraceptive mandate, but any ruling would affect just the mandate and not the survival of Obamacare.

Stay tuned.