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The Regulatory Week in Review: June 5, 2015

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  • The U.S. Senate passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill which will curb the government’s ability to collect telephone metadata.
  • In a Title VII religious discrimination case, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in favor of a Muslim woman who Abercrombie & Fitch did not hire because she wore a headscarf pursuant to her religious obligations, which conflicted with Abercrombie’s employee dress policy.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began its Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program, which uses risk-based decision-making to assess and respond to risks that have allowed vehicles, airplanes and people to access restricted airport runways.