Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Texas Legislature Considers Bills to Ban Foreign Law from State Courts

A bit of good news in a sea of Islamic darkness. Texas is proposing laws that would ban the use of any foreign laws, Sharia law in particular, in Texas courts.


Texas Legislature Considers Bills to Ban Foreign Law from State Courts

Written by Joe Wolverton, II 
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:57

Texas lawmakers are continuing their quest to prohibit Shariah law from being accepted as persuasive in any court in the Lone Star State. This includes any cultural considerations and implications of any foreign law or code, including the Islamic Shariah law.

The chief sponsor of one of the measures, Representative Leo Berman (R-Tyler), stated that the goal of his proposed bill “is to require Texas courts to uphold and apply only the laws ordained by the constitutions of [Texas and the United States], prohibiting any other interpretation.”

"We all know what Shariah law does to women — women must wear burqas, women are subject to humiliation and ... controlled marriages under Shariah law," he continued, in defense of his bill. "We want to prevent it from ever happening in Texas."
 Berman’s bill to exclude foreign laws from being applied in Texas courts, as well as a similar proposal sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Pearland), were brought before the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence last week. Both measures are still pending committee approval.

Texas is among several states — including Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Tennessee — seeking to legislatively forbid judges from applying Shariah-based laws in cases brought before them.

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