... Unfortunately, the ruling ... leaves the door open for exceptions to the rule in other cases. For this reason, I would have preferred that the dissenting opinions of Justices Louis Lebel and Marshall Rotstein — that the veil is never to be worn during testimony — had been the majority view.
... This is an excellent moment for the government to step up to the plate and, with this ruling as impetus, create a law that prohibits face cover for all those giving testimony in court, with no religious exemptions at all.Right on, Barbara! In fact I'm now closer to the view that wearing the niqab in public, anywhere, be banned entirely. Allowing niqabs leads to Supreme Court "decisions" like this one.