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.

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