Emmanuel Macron Elected President of France

Centrist and political newcomer Emmanuel Macron has been elected the President of France, handily defeating National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Most recently available results put Macron at 65.8%, surpassing La Pen’s 34.2%. Macron has never held political office, although he did serve as Finance Minister under former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. The […]

French Court Overturns Ban on Burkinis

France’s highest administrative court overturned a French city’s ban on the burkini and limited mayors’ power in determining religious freedoms. The city of Villeneuve-Loubet had banned the burkini and this ruling only overturns their law, but it sets precedent that can be used to overturn other cities’ laws. Roughly thirty other […]