Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Shariah in America’s courts
Posted on 01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST by jazusamo
Koranic law: Coming to a city near you
A panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges.
On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the Oklahoma branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), argued that the amendment infringed on his First Amendment rights. The appeals court agreed.
It should be obvious that judges shouldnt look outside the laws and traditions of their jurisdictions when deciding cases, but in the liberal judicial-activist framework, anything goes. Whether its the latest thinking from the United Nations or Muslim activists, the currently fashionable, best-selling dogma of social science or simply random emanations of penumbrae, the modern activist jurist doesnt feel bound by stuffy conventions like a literal reading of the law, the intent of the legislature that passed it or the hoary old hand of precedent. Indeed, judicial activists only value precedent when they read a novel doctrine into case law and then demand it be given reverence by all who follow.
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So now Muslims will be allowed to kill their wives and daughters? But Christians still can’t celebrate Christmas and Jews Hanukkah.
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It’s pathetic, lets hope SCOTUS puts a stop to this.
We’ll need a new national anthem.
Funny it always has been.
As a general rule judges are a stubborn bunch. They are smart, they have fantastic memory and they know it.
They form their opinions and they stick to them come H@LL or high water.
These Liberal judges need to reigned in but quick before they take our Republic down the path to ruin.
Our nation is too big to be managed. Time for folks to part ways. Let New York and California have Islamic law, and leave the God-fearing folks out of it.
The court made its decision, now let them to try to enforce it. Let’s see how that works out for them.
The 10th Circuit covers New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. What's your point about California and New York?
Pandora’s box has now been fully opened by Amerika’s Judicial Oligarchy.
Stupidly I thought that judges are given laws of the land that are made by elected representatives of the people of this land - and not by someone from afar, coming from a different culture. Thailand has lese majeste laws; should a US judge be free to pick that one and convict a US citizen for using unapproved verbal expressions while referring to the King? Or perhaps we want to be governed by North Korean laws, all hail to the Glorious Leader?
So is this the beginning of American dhimmitude?
These judges should have been required to watch “The Stoning of Suraya M.” before rendering their decision.