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Federal appeals court upholds Apple patent victory, reduces Samsung damages
May 19, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed Apple's smartphone patent victory against Samsung but remanded the case to the lower court to reduce the damages that must be paid to Apple. The court upheld the district court's determination that Samsung infringed on some of Apple....... [more]

"The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time": Transgender Equality and the Right to Choose Your Bathroom
February 2, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Eisner, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the eleventh article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Eisner discusses the California's School Success and Opportunity Act and tr....... [more]

Turkish Constitutional Court publishes decision on headscarf ban - Correction - Tue Jan 6 12:27:10 2015
January 6, 2015
This post originally misidentified Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan....... [more]

Turkish parliament lifts ban on female lawmakers wearing trousers
November 14, 2013
Turkey's Parliament on Wednesday lifted a ban on female lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly. Republican People's Party Deputy Safak Pavey brought up the issue last month during a parliamentary debate on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions. Pavey has a prosthet....... [more]

Egypt court adjourns Morsi trial until January
November 4, 2013
The trial of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi for inciting the murder of several protesters began on Monday but was adjourned until January. According to Egyptian news sources, Morsi rejected the court's authority by refusing to dress in prison clothing and declaring the trial illegitimate, s....... [more]

Turkey ends ban on headscarves for women in civil service
October 8, 2013
Turkey lifted its ban on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions on Tuesday. The official lifting of the ban occurred just eight days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the change, which is part of a package of human rights reforms that Erdogan p....... [more]

Turkey to end ban on headscarves for women
September 30, 2013
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that Turkey will end a ban on women wearing traditional Islamic headscarves in public institutions. The lifting of the ban is part of a package of human rights reforms that Erdogan proposed, which also include allowing Kurdish language....... [more]

Quebec official proposes bill banning religious headwear for public workers
September 11, 2013
A member of Quebec's separatist Parti Quebecois (PQ) is proposing a bill that would ban government workers from wearing religious clothing on their heads, including turbans, hijabs and kippas. Bernard Drainville, the minister who proposed the bill, which is known as the values charter, said that th....... [more]

Georgia woman filed lawsuit after arrest for wearing headscarf
December 14, 2012
On December 14, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lisa Valentine, who was arrested in December 2008 for not removing her headscarf (hijab) in court. She refused to remove the headscarf upon entering an Atlanta courtroom, and Judge Keith Rollins f....... [more]

Apple v. Samsung: Injunction-Junction, What's Your Function?
October 4, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnists Natasha Major and Marcus Childs Moore, respectively Class of 2013 and 2012 from Howard University School of Law, analyze the ruling in Apple v. Samsung and argue that granting Apple's request for permanent injunctions against Samsung devices is an unfounded attempt to influen....... [more]

Egypt lifts ban on veiled news anchors
September 3, 2012
Egypt lifted a decades-long ban on veiled female news reporters on Sunday by having Fatma Nabil read the noon news in a headscarf. This broadcast marked the first time a woman appeared on Egyptian state TV wearing a veil in over 50 years. The ban had been perpetuated by previous regimes and had long....... [more]


    Hijab [Wikipedia]

    Laicité [Wikipedia]

    Law on religious symbols [Wikipedia]

    Comité Laïcité République [advocacy]

    Islam & laicité [advocacy]

    Assembly for the Protection of Hijab