Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.

The ruling by the Council of State on Friday specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to impact all of the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The judge wanted to save the whales.

  • ismiselemeas

    We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
    we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
    we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
    we shall fight on the beaches,
    we shall fight on the landing grounds,
    we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
    we shall fight in the hills;

    • SMC_BC

      Maybe the rest of the world will be doing that but PM Useful Idiot will be too busy saving Islamic “refugees” and bringing them here.

  • moraywatson

    If I were mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet I would ignore the Council of State’s ruling, and see what happens next.

    • canminuteman

      I suspect that might happen.

  • Smooth move, France.

    Way to stand fast.

    • Exile1981

      Someone flinched and as usually its the french.

      • They can clean up their messes.

        We did it before and looked what happened.

  • Oracle9

    Liberals will eventually share the same fate of the dodo. Unfortunately they will take the rest of us with them.