The Supreme Court’s busy month is underway, with major rulings expected on same-sex marriage, lethal injection and the Affordable Care Act. The justices have already stated their opinions in a case involving Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman from Oklahoma who was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store in 2008 after wearing a hijab during her interview. She brought suit against the company with the aid of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and on Monday, the Supreme Court sided with her by a vote of 8 to 1.
President Barack Obama signed into law landmark legislation ending the government's bulk telephone data dragnet, significantly reversing American policy by reining in the most controversial surveillance program since 9/11. The bill was given final passage earlier Tuesday by the US Senate, after being approved by the House several days earlier. The measure reauthorizes key national security programs that had lapsed early this week.