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June 19, 2009
Veil removal can be required under new MI S.Ct. rule
In response to a case in which a judge asked a Muslim woman to remove her veil so that he could assess her demeanor, the Michigan Supreme Court approved (with two of the seven Justices dissenting) a statewide rule that allows judges to reasonably control the appearance of litigants. The woman later sued the judge in federal court and the case is now pending in the Sixth Circuit. Click here for coverage in the Wall Street Journal and here for coverage in the New York Times.