Legal Archive

Burkini Ban in French Beach Town Reversed by Supreme Court

NICE, France — France’s top court struck down a push by local governments to ban the “burkini” from the nation’s beaches, saying the Muslim-style full-body swimming outfits do not create a public threat that justifies impinging on freedom of religion. The decision dealt specifically with a law in Villeneuve-Loubet on the Riviera but sets a legal precedent against similar bans in at least 31 beach towns, …

Cannes Bans Full-Body 'Burkini' Swimsuits From Beaches

CANNES, France — The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women from its beaches, citing security concerns. The ban on so-called burkinis, at the height of the French Riviera vacation season, comes as the country remains on edge after deadly Islamic extremist attacks on nearby Nice and on a Catholic church in northwest France. Cannes Mayor David Lisnard …

Wang, Ghesquière and More Support Apple in Patent War with Samsung

Designers like Nicolas Ghesquière and Alexander Wang have signed an amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to reject Samsung’s appeal in its legal battle with Apple over design patents | Illustration: BoF WASHINGTON DC, United States — Apple’s case against Samsung just got a boost from the global design community. In an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on …