Dress Code Case Study

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Dress Code Case Study In the case entitled, Dress Code, there are two main parties and one major issue. The subjects are Shabina Begum and her high school. The issue is the right to freedom of religion versus the right for the Muslim school to enforce a dress code. This paper will analyze the facts of the case, the options for each party involved, an analysis of the options, the consequences, and a rationalized conclusion. The case between the Muslim high school and Shabina Begum contained numerous facts. The case began when Begum filed a lawsuit against her school for sending her home and banning her from wearing a Jilbab, a traditional long gown that covers the entire body except the hands and face. Begum declared that the ban breached her right to religious freedom. The school had established a dress code for all students to follow, which allows students to choose to wear trousers, skirts or a shalwar kameez, trousers and tunic, and women may wear headscarves. The high school district allows the individual schools to implement a dress code, if necessary. The school claimed that the dress code was implemented because integrating Muslim students is a sensitive political issue. Furthermore, 40 perent of the school population is Muslim. In general, most of the students claim to support Begumís argument, while others do not support individual Muslim radicals on the campus. In order to respect the rights of the students the school district established the dress code standards. Begumís biggest argument is that the constitutional right to religious freedom is a stronger authority than that of the school districtsí. Should Shabinaís claim against the school overcome the courts rule in favor of the school district? There are options to thoroughly examine before making a sound conclusion in Shabinaís favor or the courts favor. The options for Shabina are: she can
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