Burkini Ban Busted! French Court Says No to Criminalizing Muslim Swimwear

France's top court struck down a ban on Muslim women's swimwear known as "burkinis."


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On Friday, France's highest administrative court ruled that French leaders may not ban burkinis, the full-coverage swimming garments favored by Muslim women, from public beaches.

The French Council of State ruling related specifically to the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but it should also block bans passed by dozens of French towns and cities recently amid alleged concerns about terrorism.

For more on the burkini bans—and the flawed logic backing them—see Reason's previous coverage: