Court dismisses case of Muslim who sued after being forced to remove veil

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the case of a Muslim woman who sued a judge for demanding she remove her veil in court. Judge John Freiken's ruled against Ginnnah Muhammad's claims that her rights to freedom of religion and court access were violated. She sued a judge after he requested she remove her veil during a 2006 hearing in the town of Hamtramck, which is surrounded by Detroit. She was contesting a $3,000 (€1,939) charge from a rental-car company to repair a vehicle she said thieves had broken into. Judge Paul Paruk told her he needed to see her face to judge her truthfulness and gave her a choice: Take off the veil or have the case dismissed. She kept it on and sued Paruk last year alleging he violated her religious and civil rights.