The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday begins a new term with a number of controversial issues such as campaign contributions and government-sanctioned prayer.

If you thought the battle over Obamacare already was settled by the high court, think again.  Religious groups have filed several lawsuits to fight the employer mandate.

“It has everything to do with our religious beliefs and the religious beliefs of our employees,” says Gerald Treece at South Texas College of Law.

“Brigham Young University has a major stand on same or similar issues,” he tells KTRH News.

Treece himself is eying a case involving the EPA.

“The power of the Environmental Protection Agency to create rules and regulations that affect property rights,” he says.

Affirmative Action, gay marriage and other hot button items also are on tap.

“From environmental law to Affirmative Action, the First Amendment and abortion, these are really important issues,” says Treece.  “And you've got two voting rights cases which haven't even reached the court yet.”