I was shocked and saddened to open my Washington Post this morning and read about Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter's plan to retire. The high court is about to lose one of its strongest defenders of the church-state wall.
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Today is the first Monday in October—the day when the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session for a new term.