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SCOTUS Hears Hijab vs. Abercrombie

Court watchers at the Supreme Court on Wednesday found the justices appearing to side with a Muslim woman who was not hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her black headscarf supposedly conflicted with the company’s dress code. While Samantha Elauf did not say she was wearing it for religious reasons, Justice Samuel Alito said there was no reason for the company not to hire her unless it assumed she would continue to wear it because she was Muslim. Reports from the court indicated that both liberal and conservative justices were aggressive in their questioning of Abercrombie’s lawyer.