The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The Supreme Court is starting a new term that promises a steady stream of divisive social issues, and also brighter prospects for conservatives who suffered more losses than usual in recent months. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The politicization of our Supreme Court

The “First Monday in October” has become a kind of American media holiday, as eagerly anticipated by journalists as the pitchers-and-catchers report date is by baseball fans.