Skip to comments.Federal appeals court delivers blow to anti-Sharia efforts
Posted on 01/10/2012 7:36:31 PM PST by ColdOne
In a decision that Muslim legal advocates celebrated as a major win, a federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed with a lower court that blocked an Oklahoma law that would have barred state courts from considering or using Sharia law the Islamic code of conduct.
The law would likely dampen similar legislation proposed in at least 20 U.S. states over the last couple of years, said Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard University.
The decision should have a good, positive, desirable chilling effect, said Feldman. It should tell people in those jurisdictions that (similar laws) almost all will be judged unconstitutional.
In the November 2010 election, Oklahomans voted overwhelmingly for referendum SQ 755 described by its author, Rep. Rex Duncan, as a preemptive strike against Sharia Law coming to Oklahoma.
The amendment stated that: The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law.
Muslim challenged law A lawsuit filed two days after the election by Oklahoma resident Muneer Awad, a Muslim, charged that the law violated his First Amendment rights. In addition to stigmatizing him and other Muslims, Awad argued, the amendment would invalidate his last will and testament, which made reference to Islamic writings.
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These so called “judges” must be on drugs. Regardless of what they were told by their Marxist “perfessors” in “law school”, America is not a Muzzie country. It never will be. There are still too many Americans living here.
AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.
WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11.
Time to boot them all out of the USA. Starting with Obama.
Good GOD! (and I DON’T mean allah.)
Sounds about right for one of our Federal Courts.
We will convince them otherwise when enough Americans get a bellyfull and run them and the Sharia out of the country.
Good. Now Jews can use Torah. And any other religion their laws.
It is time for the OK Governor to “deliver a blow” to Federal judicial tyranny by declaring the decision nullified, citing the 1st and 10th Amendments to remind the court that Federal judges have jurisdiction over Congress on religion, but NOT the states.
Remember Thomas Jefferson? How about Roger Sherman? Many of the Founders believed the National Government had NO power over religion.And as Marbury v. Madison itself declares they
contemplated the Constitution as a rule for the Court as well as the legislature. so while you start off well you went ass over teakettle.
CAIR unindicted co-conspirator in a legal case -yet a known associate of those who fund terrorist organizations. Our Courts will Not remember their TREASON until they have implemented Shariah Law as binding and subversion of Islam as American as Sodomy.
This Judge was appointed by Barack Hussein Obama II —Nuff said. He came from Utah so seems willing to act as a force to overturn all those laws that upheld Christian laws prohibiting polygamy and bigamy. No doubt he/she/it is also like that Federal Judge who said Prop 8 was unconstitutional — Obummer seems to favor queers and revolutionaries.
“Obummer seems to favor queers and revolutionaries.”
Looks like he fits in both of those catagories. Enough said.