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Ga. and SC again try to ban Sharia law
by Sarita Chourey
Georgia and South Carolina lawmakers worried that Islamic law might influence proceedings in American courtrooms seek to halt such a possibility.
It's not clear whether Sharia law ever affected proceedings in Georgia and South Carolina, but bills are moving through both state legislatures. Their passage would send a statement to the court system and the U.S. Congress, according to the South Carolina sponsor of a bill aimed at making sure foreign law doesn't sway the American justice system.
Charleston Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse introduced H. 3521, which says a court can't use Sharia law, which are based on Islamic principles, or any other foreign law to violate someone's constitutional rights.
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