The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term yesterday and an onlineÃ‚ article at Insurance Journal notes that questions on securities fraud, Sarbanes-Oxley and financial executivesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ compensation are among the high-profile cases the court will take up. A glance at the list reveals that a major case on gun rights will also be heard. The court will take up a challenge to a handgun ban in Chicago to decide whether the Second AmendmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right to keep and bear arms acts to restrict state and local laws or only federal statutes. Meanwhile, an article in Business Insurance by reporter Mark Hofmann notes that the court will also hear several business cases with potential implications for risk managers. Check out an I.I.I. paper on the tort threat.