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Muslim Woman's Court Case Tossed over Veil

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Muslim Woman's Court Case Tossed over Veil

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Muslim Woman's Court Case Tossed over Veil

Muslim Woman's Court Case Tossed over Veil

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Religious custom and the U.S. legal system clashed recently in Hamtramck, Mich., when a Muslim woman refused to remove her veil in court. The woman's small-claims case was thrown out of court but the judge, who wanted her to remove her veil so he could see her face as she testified.

Quinn Klinefelter of Detroit Public Radio reports.

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