Georgia judge jails Muslim woman over head scarf
A judge in Douglasville, Georgia ordered a Muslim women to serve ten days in jail after she refused to take off her head scarf. The judge said that Lisa Valentine had violated the court’s policy the prohibit head wear in courtrooms.
A spokeswoman for the Georgia Attorney General said that there was no law against wearing headscarfs in courtrooms. “It’s at the discretion of the judge and the sheriffs and is up to the security officers in the court house to enforce their decision,” she said.
The Associate Press has more details here.
This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Dec. 17, 2008.