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Cynthia Grossman of Lewisville, Colo. holds up her umbrella against the wind and rain while waiting outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, on the first day of the 2013-2014 term. The justices take the bench Monday for the start of their new term with important cases about campaign contributions, housing discrimination and government-sanctioned prayer already on tap. Abortion, contraceptive coverage under the president's new health care law and mobile phone privacy also may find their way onto the court's calendar. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Cynthia Grossman of Lewisville, Colo. holds up her umbrella against the wind and rain while waiting outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, on the first day of the 2013-2014 term. The justices take the bench Monday for the start of their new term with important cases about campaign contributions, housing discrimination and government-sanctioned prayer already on tap. Abortion, contraceptive coverage under the president's new health care law and mobile phone privacy also may find their way onto the court's calendar. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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(AP) The Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual givers to political campaigns. It's the high court's first major campaign finance case since the Citizens United ruling in 2010.


The justices will hear arguments Tuesday in a dispute between the Obama administration and Republicans who are challenging the contribution limits as a violation of their First Amendment rights.


The partisan-tinged campaign finance case comes to the court amid a partisan stalemate over the federal budget that has shuttered parts of the government, but so far has not affected the Supreme Court.


Chief Justice John Roberts formally opened the court's new term Monday without any reference to the shutdown. The court is operating normally at least through Friday.


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