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Advocacy Groups File Appellate Challenge to Oklahoma's Anti-Shariah Law
by Nathan Koppel
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed an appellate brief today with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking that the court invalidate Oklahoma's constitutional amendment last year, which barred courts in the state from using or citing Shariah law.
Click here for LB background on the voter-approved Oklahoma measure, which was titled the "Save our State Amendment."
A Muslim activist in Oklahoma City, Muneer Awad, filed suit last year, alleging the measure violated the First Amendment, which forbids government from promoting an "establishment of religion" or interfering with "free exercise" of religion.
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