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Sharia law bill stalled after opponents ridicule sponsors
by Jeremy Borden
House Democrats and even a few Republicans on Thursday ridiculed GOP sponsors of a bill that seeks to keep Islamic and other foreign laws out of South Carolina courts.
A vote on the so-called Sharia law bill was postponed until Tuesday at the earliest after an hours-long debate over Charleston Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse's proposal. Limehouse has said a law is needed to prevent radical Islamic beliefs from infiltrating state courts.
Democrats said the bill showed why the GOP was unfit to govern and why South Carolina is the butt of late-night television jokes. They accused Republicans of legislating off of Internet rumors.
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