Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Injunction Extended on Oklahoma Amendment

The federal district court in Oklahoma has extended until November 29, 2010 its order blocking an amendment to the Oklahoma State Constitution that would prohibit state court judges from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.  The amendment contravenes the provisions of article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which makes treaties the supreme law of the land.  The provisions on Islamic law were apparently included merely as an election year gimmick -- there had been not even a single reported case of any Oklahoma court considering any application of Islamic law.



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