A near unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that a lower court didn’t properly interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in a dispute between Abercrombie & Fitch and a headscarf-wearing Muslim job applicant who was denied employment at an apparel store.
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As expected, Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul blocked a last-second attempt on Sunday to pass a new law that contains a reformed NSA phone data collection program. But the surveillance program could be back in place in a few days.
In a majority 7-2 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court said today that a lower court that convicted a man who made threats on Facebook needs to rehear the case after not requiring evidence the threats were made with malice.
There were no major decisions at the Supreme Court on Tuesday but a significant new case about voting representation was accepted for arguments this fall.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by University of North Carolina professor Michael Gerhardt to answer reader questions about the Supreme Court and other matters.