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Jon Huntsman for President
Additionally, Guy Incognito points out that much American case law is based on Common Law (which is British) and French law. To ignore foreign law and its influence on the formation of US law could result in the overturning of a great deal of case law and legislation.
This is nothing but foolish grandstanding. The biggest problem is that it IS utterly unnecessary and foolish.
I should know - the Tennessee legistlature spent days and taxpayer dollars passing a ton of these idiotic pieces of "legislation" before they wrapped up (and barely got a budget passed).
Last edited by Agent Ferris; 06-17-10 at 06:06 AM.
Some interesting links...
Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts - Times Online
Is Sharia law now enforceable in the United States?
I'll leave it to you to determine any credibility to their information. But from what I'm seeing from many sources is that sharia law is already happening in Britain. Maybe that's one reason some people are already on edge. Since we have obviously been pushed to model ourselves like Britain in many other areas.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
But even if it isn't "on the books," international law is still very much a part of US law and it would take a (federal) Constitutional amendment to change that. Again, if they wanted courts to be disallowed from looking at foreign domestic law, they should have said that, and they didn't.