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French court suspends burkini ban

Human rights groups are praising France's high court for suspending the controversial ban on burkinis in a coastal town. CBS News' Charlie D'Agata reports on the uproar that led to this change.

The Burkini Ban Has Been Overturned by France’s High Court

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

They suspended the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet, which will likely set a national precedent.

France's High Court Overturns Riviera Town's Burkini Ban

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.

French High Court Rules on Town's Burkini Ban

France's tussle with the burkini was just dealt a strong blow by the country's top administrative court, which on Friday overturned one resort town's ban against the full-body beachwear, the AP reports. The ruling from the Council of State comes during a summer of high-profile cases along the French Riviera...

Zimbabwe police teargas anti-Mugabe protesters

Zimbabwe police beat up protesters and block off the site of an opposition rally in Harare, despite high court backing.

United Methodist Church's High Court to Decide If Openly Gay Married Bishop Can Serve

The United Methodist Church's highest court will be deciding whether or not the denomination's first openly gay bishop will be allowed to serve.

Seeds of a Revolution: Malaysian Trans Community Win in High Court’s Landmark Ruling

5 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Malaysia's High Court allowed a trans man to update his Identity Card to reflect his current name and gender identity. This possibly paradigm-changing ruling on IC changes opens the door for reviews of other anti-LGBTQ laws. The post Seeds of a Revolution: Malaysian Trans Community Win in High Court’s Landmark Ruling appeared first on Autostraddle.

California's High Court Rejects Attack On Teacher Tenure, Drawing Fierce Dissents

The California Supreme Court refuses to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's teacher-tenure laws.

High Court Sides with Pot-Smoking Employee

A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. Gregory Linhoff was fired from his maintenance job at the University...Show More Summary

RBG laments dealocks on short-handed court

The Supreme Court can’t function properly because Republicans have refused to move forward on the nomination of Merrick Garland. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said split 4-4 decisions by the short-handed high court have left important public policy issues up in the air, including the president’s immigration plan, that are likely to be [...]

Connecticut High Court Rules That Man Fired From University For Smoking Marijuana At Work Be Given Job Back

On Friday the highest court in Connecticut unanimously decided that a former employee of the University of Connecticut who had been fired, after he was caught smoking marijuana while at work, deserved to regain his job. It is a decision which the attorneys who represented the state’s case have stated will have far reaching implications... Show More Summary

As Israeli High Court considers demolition decree, Susiya’s fate rests in the court of world opinion

The ancient Palestinian village of Susiya, in the south Hebron hills faces the threat of demolition by the Israeli military. This is not the first time the village had been threatened, but this time Israeli officials are under international pressure, including the United States. Show More Summary

Court of Appeal reverses Labour disenfranchisement ruling, but Corbyn still likely to win

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

UK Labour General Secretary Iain McNichol has succeeded in disenfranchising 150,000 party members in the upcoming leadership election, having spent the party's money on an appeal of a High Court ruling saying that the dirty trick that...Show More Summary

Don Brind sticks his neck out and argues that the leadership race is now “too close to call”

Corbyn could be heading for a shock There’s an unmistakeable mood of triumphalism in the Corbyn camp after their victory in the High court over allowing all new members to use their vote and a slew of results which have been widely interpreted as showing Jeremy Corbyn really does have momentum. I believe the contest […]

Belize High Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law

Human rights activists hope the decision will influence other Caribbean countries.

Deaf Rape Survivor Decides to Keep Her Baby, Will Not Abort Her 23-Week-Old Unborn Child

An Indian woman who petitioned a court to have a late-term abortion after she was raped now wants to keep her child, the Times of India reports. On Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court dismissed the 32-year-old woman’s request for a late-term abortion after she told a judge that she wants to raise her child, the […]

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