Weekly News Update

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*A Brooklyn appeals court on Wednesday announced its decision to grant a law license to an undocumented immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally when he was a child. [New York Post]

*The Supreme Court has sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a head scarf. The justices said Monday that employers generally have to accommodate job applicants and employees with religious needs if the employer at least has an idea that such accommodation is necessary. [Mashable]

*Last summer, a computer glitch that prevented law school graduates from uploading their completed exams on the first day of the multi-day test caused some of the lowest scores in nearly a decade on the all-important bar exam. Now, those test takers are being offered a small amount for their suffering: about $90 a person. [NY Times]

*There aren’t too many cases that threaten to change the legal landscape, so when one is active, it gets a lot of attention. Such is the case of David Lola, a former document review attorney suing the staffing agency (Tower Legal) and Biglaw firm (Skadden Arps) he worked at for overtime payments. [Above the Law]

*On Monday, the Supreme Court defended free speech on the Internet, even when it comes to an angry, self-styled rapper whose rants made his wife, co-workers and others fear for their lives. [USA Today]

*The New York State Court of Appeals will decide the fate of the Taxi of Tomorrow after hearing oral arguments in Albany on Wednesday. [Capital New York]

*A man who spent more than half his life in prison for a double murder based on the tainted investigative work of retired NYPD Det. Louis Scarcella will be freed, a judge ruled Thursday, after Brooklyn’s DA Thompson said he would not retry the man. [New York Post]

*In a case brought by taxi interests trying to beat back Uber, a judge Monday ordered the de Blasio administration to appear in his court June 22 to argue why the court should not compel the city to immediately stop ride-share companies from picking up riders who hail them via smartphone. [Crain’s]