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Federal appeals court delivers blow to anti-Sharia efforts
msnbc.com ^ | 1/19/12 | Kari Huus

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisharia; sharia; unconstitutional
Ever creeping Sharia..............
1 posted on 01/10/2012 7:36:37 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: americanophile

ping


2 posted on 01/10/2012 7:39:50 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

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.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 7:43:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: All

“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.


4 posted on 01/10/2012 7:47:23 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: ColdOne

Good GOD! (and I DON’T mean allah.)


5 posted on 01/10/2012 7:49:14 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: ColdOne
If this country was intended to use other countries laws then why were they not Incorporated in the Bill of Right laws from the China or France or Africa? Because the laws that we have came down through the English common law which was based upon biblical laws.
6 posted on 01/10/2012 7:52:27 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: ColdOne

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.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 7:53:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ColdOne

Good. Now Jews can use Torah. And any other religion their laws.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 8:17:52 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831166/posts


9 posted on 01/10/2012 8:23:15 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: ColdOne; All

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.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 8:29:35 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

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.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 4:52:13 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: ColdOne

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.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 4:56:39 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 5:00:00 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk

“Obummer seems to favor queers and revolutionaries.”

Looks like he fits in both of those catagories. Enough said.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 5:30:33 AM PST by Progov
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