The U. S. Supreme Court is preparing for its next session which begins Monday, Oct. 5.
The justices posed for their annual group photo with newly confirmed justice Sonia Sotomayor.
One of the first cases they will hear involves the removal of an eight-foot cross in California's Mojave National Preserve. The cross was put there in 1934 by World War I veterans in memory of fallen soldiers.
But a park employee complained and had it taken down. It is a closely-watched case that could effect religious symbols on government property.