About the Cour de Cassation
"A Maltese horserace betting site, Zeturf, had a ruling banning it from operating overturned in July by France's highest court, the Cour de Cassation."
Just a little precision.
A case goes like so in France:
1/ Regular court, where a judgement is given based on the case
2/ Appeal court, where a judgement is given again based on the case
3/ Cassation (break) court, where officials either uphold or break the decision of the Appeal court, based on the *proceedings* of the case.
IE they check that applicable laws were correctly enforced, that proofs were obtained legally... and so on.
They don't base their decision on the case like the 2 previous courts but rather on its proceedings and the legality of them.
Be enlightened, my brothers.