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Today the European Court of Human Rights announced the judgment in the CASE OF S.A.S. v. FRANCE, brought by a French woman who argued that the French ban on clothing in public that covered her face, such as the niqab or burqa, violated her freedom of conscience.
New York Times writes “At the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, judges said the ban was a legitimate attempt to preserve the norms of France’s diverse society and did not infringe on Europe’s Convention on Human Rights.”
Judgement of the Court here.
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As the Supreme Court term ends the big cases get decided. In its 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores the Supreme Court today agreed with Hobby Lobby which claimed that contaceptive coverage required by the Affordable Care Act conflicted with their owner’s religious principles and that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 they should thus be exempted from providing such coverage.
Text of the decision on the Supreme court website appears here.
New York Times coverage appears here.
Scotusblog coverage appears here.