Source: Google News
Wire Service: AP
Georgia courtrooms will allow religious headgear after last year's arrest of a Muslim woman who refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse.
The Judicial Council of Georgia voted unanimously this week to allow religious and medical headgear into Georgia courtrooms. It also allows a person to request a private inspection if a security officer wants to conduct a search.
"If this had been a nun, no one would have required her to remove her habit," said Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, who heads the Judicial Council. "I think this is a good rule, and I think it's clear."