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On Monday the Supreme Court will release orders from the June 21 conference at 9:30 a.m. and opinions at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9 a.m. at this link, where readers can sign up for an email reminder when the live blog begins.
We'll be joined on the live blog by John Elwood of Relist Watch and First Mondays.

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  • With respect to implications for other kinds of religious-based discrimination, the Court writes that racial discrimination in hiring will not be permitted under RFRA because "The Government has a compelling interest in providing equal opportunity to participate in the workforce without regard to race, and prohibitions on racial discrimination are precisely tailored to acheive that critical goal." Note that this leave open the question of whether the Government has a similarly compelling interest in preventing discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation.
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