Yesterday was the first Monday in October, which is opening day for the United States Supreme Court’s new term. Closer to home, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is holding oral arguments in appellate cases this week, as it does the first week of each between from September and May.

WGBH's Morning Edition host Joe Mathieu spoke with WGBH legal analyst and Northeastern law professor, Daniel Medwed about the issues facing both courts.