French Cabinet Approves Bill Banning Facial Veils (Update1)

May 19, 2010, 7:55 AM EDT

(Updates with parliamentary schedule, fines starting in fifth paragraph.)

By Gregory Viscusi

May 19 (Bloomberg) — The French government is pressing ahead with a bill that would ban full-face Islamic veils in public even though it recognizes the law may be struck down by French or European high courts.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-19/french-cabinet-approves-bill-banning-facial-veils-update1-.html

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