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Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the company's dress code? That's the question in one of the 11 cases the Supreme Court said Thursday it will take on in its new term. The justices took no action on the highly anticipated issue of same-sex marriage, though a decision could come later this month. The court also will consider whether to take away a powerful legal tactic used to combat housing discrimination and decide whether judicial candidates have a First Amendment right to solicit campaign contributions. All of the new cases will be scheduled for argument next year, with decisions expected by the end of June.