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Sharia law, courts likely on 2010 ballot
by Mark Schlachtenhaufen
State lawmakers say it's a pre-emptive strike against Sharia law, needed to prevent here what has happened in the United Kingdom.
An Islamic leader says it's another example of a rising tide of anti-Islamic bigotry in America.
State Question 755, which likely will be on the ballot in November, would make in-state courts rely on federal and state laws when deciding cases and forbid courts from using international law or Sharia law when making rulings.
The proposal, which has an Edmond connection, would amend Article 7, Section 1 of the Oklahoma Constitution, and stems from House Joint Resolution 1056, dubbed the "Save Our State" amendment, passed during the just-finished legislative session.
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