Oklahoma voters ban judges from using Islamic or international law

By a margin of almost 70 percent, residents of Oklahoma passed a ballot that prevents “judges from considering Islamic or international law when making a ruling,” reports Politico.com.

“The proposition’s sponsor, Republican Rex Duncan, told reporters Tuesday that the proposition is a ‘preemptive strike’ against judges who he worries could be ‘legislating from the bench or using international law or Sharia law.’”

Those opposed to the measure point to the freedom of religion clause in the First Amendment.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44630.html

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