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Jones and Quinones-Sanchez call bill to ban foreign law 'mean-spirited' and 'unnecessary'
by Aaron Moselle
Philadelphia City Council recently passed a resolution in opposition to a controversial state bill that opponents argue smacks of anti-Muslim sentiment.
Resolution 120031, co-sponsored by Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez and Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., asks "Pennsylvania General Assembly to reject House Bill 2029 as unnecessary and inconsistent with our core constitutional principles, and affirming that the Council of the City of Philadelphia welcomes all religious beliefs, traditions and heritages, and does not entertain any concern that any foreign or religious law offers a threat to the law of the land."
State Rep. Rosemarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) introduced the measure, which essentially looks to bar foreign laws from state court proceedings.
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