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    French Top Court Suspends Burkini Ban

    They’re making a splash. France’s highest administrative court today suspended one coastal town’s ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits. The court said Villeneuve-Loubet’s ban “seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms to come and go, freedom of beliefs and individual freedom.” A final decision on the legality of the bans is pending, but many believe this move will lead to rollbacks in 30 other towns. Polls show that most French people supported the bans as a means of protecting public order and secularism, but opponents say they do nothing but “promote public humiliation.”

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