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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

16 hours 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

18 hours 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.

“Illinois redistricting referendum won’t appear on ballot”

AP: A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot. The high court, in a 4-3 decision, affirmed … Continue reading ?

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.

Could the Transgender Bathroom Fight Upend Decades of Admin Law?

The battle over where transgender youth can go to the bathroom has quickly turned into a political and legal flashpoint. The Supreme Court delved into the fight recently, staying an order that would allow transgender Virginia high schooler Gavin Grimm to use the bathroom that matched his gender identity.......

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

3 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.

Probability of CAS Decision on Russian Participation in Paralympics High

A source told R-Sport that the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on the participation of the Russian team in the upcoming Paralympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro is highly likely to be in favor of Russia.

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 School Athlete Who Sexually Assaulted Two Unconscious Women Sentenced to Two Months Probation

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Back in April, David Becker, then a senior at East Longmeadow High School in Massachusetts, was accused of sexually assaulting two classmates while they were unconscious. According to court documents, he was arraigned in Palmer District Court on two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on ... More »

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

China captures women's volleyball gold, coach makes history

Head held high as she took the court moments after her Chinese team entered the arena, Jenny Lang Ping waved and smiled in several directions then paced around the floor observing China's championship opponent from Serbia        

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

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