Mass. bar examiners to review religious wear rules

The Boston Globe reports on the case of Iman Abdulrazzak, the young Muslim woman who was asked to remove her headscarf during a bar exam:

Marilyn Wellington, executive director of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners, called the mix-up “very unfortunate” and said the board takes responsibility for the mistake.

She said the board may consider revising its rule requiring prior authorization for religious headwear. The rule was established to prevent people from concealing notes or other information that could be used to cheat on the exam, she said, not to inhibit religious practice.