Sharia Law: Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You

If you thought only U.S. laws ruled the land, you thought wrong — at least according to a crazy decision recently handed down by a federal judge in Oklahoma.

On November 2, Sooner State voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum that directs courts to “rely on federal and state law when deciding cases” and forbids “courts from considering or using international law” or “Sharia law.” Muneer Awad responded by filing suit, and Judge Micki Miles-LaGrange, a Clinton appointee, promptly issued a temporary restraining order, putting the people’s voice on hold.


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2 Responses to Sharia Law: Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You

  1. Randall Lee Yow says:

    It is my understanding that this Oklahoma “rule” that has passed places them outside the international Berne Convention on Copyright and the Universal Copyright Convention which has caused several companies to worry about their intellectual property in the State. Also the American Bar Association seems to think this would mean foreign companies would have limited access to the Oklahoma court system and Oklahoma based companies would be able to break contracts with international companies with no negative effects. The state will soon be filled with online pirates, product bootleggers, and every kind of casino capitalists and robber barons.

  2. I’ll have to research your thoughts, though no doubt international companies and lawyers would disagree. Lawyers seem to disagree on everything.

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