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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge whose sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault touched off a national debate over campus rape took himself off criminal cases — but efforts to remove him from the bench are still moving forward.
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town, although other resorts remained defiant, vowing to keep the restrictions in place. In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 towns along the French coast, the State Council ruled the measure was a "serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms". The case was brought by two rights groups seeking to overturn the ban, which has triggered a fierce debate in France and sparked critical headlines around the world.