I think they titled the article to be very misleading - they picked out the "Sharia law" bit because it would get people's attention. However, it is far more common for people to draw on what "Britain/France" did when making a decision. . . not "what Sharia law states""It should not matter what France might do, what Great Britain might do, or what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might do," Duncan said. "Court decisions ought to be based on federal law, or state law."
I agree that judges and legislatures (for that matter) within the US should only consider US law and precedent. That's just common sense.
Jewish law? What law is that and what country does that center around?
This legislation is merely trying to keep judges from saying "In Italy they ___" or "In Czechoslovakia they would ____" . . . even "In Israel they would ____ and ____" - They're saying that *no* other country's laws should be considered - only *us* laws.
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It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
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Some places in the U.S. have a thing about salt --- so it's banned. Most states have a thing about smoking --- so that's banned. Many have a thing about texting while walking/driving - so that's banned. Oklahoma has a thing about Sharia law...
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Jewish religious law. As long as both parties agree on using it, and it is within the framework of US law, and the legal aspects of US law are followed, then nothing prevents them from doing so.Jewish law? What law is that and what country does that center around?
Jewish religious courts have existed in the US, and Europe for centuries.
And so what? Judges have used other countries rulings as inspiration in interpretation of laws passed by the legislative, who btw, OFTEN use other countries laws and ways as motivation for the freaking laws and rules they are passing.. so it is more to do about nothing and more fearmongering and xenophobia by the US right.This legislation is merely trying to keep judges from saying "In Italy they ___" or "In Czechoslovakia they would ____" . . . even "In Israel they would ____ and ____" - They're saying that *no* other country's laws should be considered - only *us* laws.
Basically they still pissed over Rove VS Wade...