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In Landmark Civil Rights Win, SCOTUS Rules Against Abercrombie


In Landmark Civil Rights Win, SCOTUS Rules Against Abercrombie

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

In what is being heralded as a far-reaching win for civil rights, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled (pdf) that an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store in Oklahoma unlawfully discriminated against a Muslim job applicant by rejecting her for a sales position because she wore a hijab.

In an 8-1 decision, the court sided with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which levied the suit on behalf of Samantha Elauf.


What a pleasant surprise! Excellent decision. Thank goodness there is still some individual freedom that isn’t trumped by the interests of a capitalist boss.


Hard to believe, for sure. Strike one for the little guys!


Thomas broke with Scalia? Is this the first time ever? And just on the other side but Scalia wrote the majority opinion. Could there be some longer significance in this? Someone with more fortitude than I may be able to provide the answers to some or all. Anyway, I never thought I’d be applauding a Scalia decision but we are living in alternative and dangerous universes.