I love the idea of this, if only such a law was enacted on the federal level. Of course I am sure some loons will say the proposed law is Islamic or xenophobic. But **** those loons, I am pretty sure that they have nothing to base their claim on. Foreign period law should have no bearing on a domestic case. I could care less if for example we decided to copy everyone one of Mexico's anti-illegal immigration laws, a judge should not look to see how Judges in Mexico handle those cases.
I find it odd that the title ABC used blatantly left out the the international laws being banned in their title, perhaps this is deliberate.
Oklahoma to Pass Laws Prohibiting Islamic Sharia Laws to Apply - ABC News
Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.
The ban is a cornerstone of a "Save our State" amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that was recently approved by the Legislature.
The amendment -- which also would forbid judges from using international laws as a basis for decisions -- will now be put before Oklahoma's voters in November. Approval is expected.
The proposed Oklahoma amendment is aimed, in part, at "cases of first impression," legal disputes in which there is no law or precedent to resolve the matter at hand.
In such cases, judges might look to laws or rulings in other jurisdictions for guidance. The proposed amendment would block judges in Oklahoma courts from drawing on sharia, or the laws of other nations, in such decisions.
The amendment also is a response to what some conservatives see as a pernicious trend -- cases of liberal judges mostly notably Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, using foreign laws to shape their opinions in U.S. cases.
"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."