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Appeals court affirms order blocking Oklahoma sharia law ban
by Stephen Ceasar
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that blocked the implementation of an Oklahoma law barring judges from considering international or Islamic law in their decisions.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a ruling released Tuesday, affirmed an order by a district court judge in 2010 that halted the law from taking effect. The ruling also allows a Muslim community leader in Oklahoma City to continue his legal challenge of the law's constitutionality.
The measure, known as State Question 755, was approved with 70% of the vote in 2010.
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