Federal judge blocks Sharia law ban

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Updated: 8/16/2013 11:23 am Published: 8/16/2013 11:23 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal judge has prohibited Oklahoma officials from certifying the results of a statewide election in 2010 that would have prohibited state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

In an order handed down Thursday, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange permanently enjoined the State Election Board from certifying results of the vote in which State Question 755 was approved. The measure was passed with 70 percent of the vote on Nov. 2, 2010.

The law was challenged by an Oklahoma Muslim who claimed the constitutional amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will, which he said is partially based on Islamic Law, also known as Sharia Law.

Miles-LaGrange barred certification of the vote almost three years after she approved a temporary restraining order in the case.

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Unwashed Mass - 8/18/2013 10:30 PM
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The "anti-sharia" law would have even banned the bible, so it wasnt very well thought out.

karlschneider - 8/16/2013 5:09 PM
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Here is the true idiotic irony: Most "Christians" who so violently oppose what they think "Sharia Law" is would gladly embrace most of its tenets if it was just called something else. Maybe they should look at Exodus 31:15 or Deuteronomy 21:18 before they start casting stones at the object of their hate. There are no more foul hypocrites than TRVE BELIEVERS regardless of how they spell the name of their imaginary gods.

watergirl - 8/16/2013 2:21 PM
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Re-write the question - put it back on the ballot - and let's keep voting on it. It is wrong to expect us to let ANYBODY have their own law in America. We all live by the same set of laws - no exceptions.

expred - 8/16/2013 2:02 PM
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Most True...Such a diabolical law wud be dangerous

Tom2013 - 8/16/2013 1:16 PM
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I trust this decision will be appealed. Even in Oklahoma we have activist judges who want to legislate from the bench. This isn't even a close call. This is the United States of America. We have a Constitution and it does not include allowing any other Nation or even a religion to dictate what our laws are! Most especially, a degenerate system such as Sharia!
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