The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, September 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young   (UNITED STATES POLITICS CRIME LAW)The U.S. Supreme Court opened its term on Monday, with new Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Following are some of the important cases business cases that will be decided:

LIMITS ON CORPORATE SPENDING IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
* Whether the long-standing limits on corporate spending in U.S. political campaigns violated the free-speech rights of businesses.
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