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.
They suspended the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet, which will likely set a national precedent.
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.
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 beat up protesters and block off the site of an opposition rally in Harare, despite high court backing.
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.
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.
The California Supreme Court refuses to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's teacher-tenure laws.
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
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 [...]
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
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
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
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 […]
Human rights activists hope the decision will influence other Caribbean countries.
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 […]