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Supreme Court term preview: Pregnancy discrimination, death threats, and religious freedoms




U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) applauds with fellow Justices Anthony Kennedy (2nd from L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan (R) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) applauds with fellow Justices Anthony Kennedy (2nd from L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan (R) prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Next Monday marks the first oral arguments of the Supreme Court's new term. While there are myriad cases the justices have yet to grant, some high profile hearings are on the docket.

In the case of Young v. UPS, Peggy Young says her employer discriminated against her while she was pregnant because they refused to put her on "light duty" as prescribed by her doctor. Did UPS violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? In Elonis v. United States, Anthony Elonis says the graphic, violent threats he made against his wife online were not "true threats." Legal scholars say the case especially interesting because of its similarity to trials in which rap lyrics were used against a defendant in court. 

Guests:

Lisa McElroy, Associate professor of Law, Drexel University