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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    This has been tried before and struck down by the courts. This law, if passed, will most likely share a similar fate.
    The only way a court can strike down a law, is if someone's rights have been directly violated by that law. This law doesn't do that.

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    There is in fact a movement among members of the Muslim community to have recognition of Sharia law as an option in civil court. If all those concerned freely choose to have their civil disputes decided on by a court with different rules that is perfectly fine. As long as the secular option is the default I see no issue with it.
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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    This is actually a quite necessary piece of legislation. Given the growing number of justices seeking guidance outside of the the local and federal laws, it is good to clarify the scope of the judicial branches powers.
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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sharia Law.............
    I would also like them to ban the use of laws from fictional places like the planet Klingon, the Star Wars Empire, Mordor and Liliput.

    Those places all had some rotten laws. I wouldn't want the courts using those either.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    This is actually a quite necessary piece of legislation. Given the growing number of justices seeking guidance outside of the the local and federal laws, it is good to clarify the scope of the judicial branches powers.
    I highly suspect that w/e it is you're talking about is an exaggeration.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cultural laws | ...

    Another idiotic right wing state. And they base this suggested law because of Newt Gingrinch it seems, who floated the lie about Dearborn, Michigan and a disorderly conduct arrest of some Christian wackos at an Arab International Fest.

    Now the cracker was this article

    Dearborn cited in effort to pass anti-Sharia law in Texas - News - Press and Guide



    So here we have a law which is based in large part on fear, fear drummed up by a lie the moron and known liar Newt Gingrich, and one of the backers of the Texas bill, a Republican of course, "heard it on the radio" hence it must be true.

    The IQ of some of the present crop of right wing politicians must be just above or around 70....
    I have no problem with a law that bans judges from citing laws that are not on our books and foreign court cases. This should be applied on the federal level as well.
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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sharia Law.............
    There's no such thing as "Sharia Law" in an American legal context. There's laws implemented by our normal legislative process and then there is...

    Well, nothing, really.

    Besides, if Muslims live in the United States, how could you even call their religion "foreign?" How come Christianity and Judaism get a pass?

    edit: Other than being xenophobic, I mean.
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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    This is actually a quite necessary piece of legislation. Given the growing number of justices seeking guidance outside of the the local and federal laws, it is good to clarify the scope of the judicial branches powers.
    Show evidence of this "growing number."

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The only way a court can strike down a law, is if someone's rights have been directly violated by that law. This law doesn't do that.
    Erm, no, this isn't true.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

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    Re: Texas Legislature considers banning courts from recognizing foreign religious, cu

    Only one of those three links could even be considered an answer to what I asked for, and that one was an internal dispute in a mosque involving who is named as trustee of the place. The second was a copyright/antitrust case that I can't fathom how would possibly fit here, and the third was just some other state trying to do the same thing as Texas here.

    So. One. You've got one. Barely.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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