The Supreme Court heard arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination as it began its term last week. Other cases regarding gun rights and the rights of Native American tribes are likely to influence the 2020 election campaign. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press file)

The Supreme Court heard arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination as it began its term last week. Other cases regarding gun rights and the rights of Native American tribes are likely to influence the 2020 election campaign. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press file)

Viewpoints: The Supreme influence on 2020 campaign

With cases on gay rights, gun rights and Native rights, the docket figures to play into the 2020 election.

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