Side note on the Dutch burqa ban

The Journal reports on the Netherlands’ new burqa ban, although if you read down, you’ll find it’s also reported that the Dutch police have said it’s unenforceable. The Guardian also notes the Dutch cops’ refusal to enforce the new law. The Dutch law is different from ours, banning face coverings in public buildings including schools and hospitals and on public transport, but it’s an example of how difficult it is to reconcile sumptuary laws with modern notions of freedom of choice.