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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:47 AM

Florida mulls outlawing Shariah, other foreign law

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57389225/florida-mulls-outlawing-shariah-other-foreign-law/

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A measure to ban the use of foreign laws in domestic courtrooms is progressing in Florida's statehouse, one of dozens of similar efforts across the country that critics call an unwarranted campaign driven by fear of Muslims.

Forty such bills are being pursued in 24 states, according to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures, a movement backers say is a response to a glaring hole in legal protections for Americans. Opponents say the bills simply address a made-up threat and could threaten agreements made under Jewish or other religious law.

"There have been all sorts of wild accusations about what this bill does," said Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, who sponsored the Senate bill in Florida. "This is very clear, very simple: In American courts we need American laws and no other."

The Florida measure passed the House on Thursday 92-24. It awaits a full vote in the Senate.

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My state has now officially gone clinically psychotic.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:50 AM

1. Someone's got to demand an example of how foreign law has actually been used in our courtrooms.

This is so totally stupid and a massive waste of time and taxpayer dollars to pursue.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:51 AM

2. agreed

From what I read here on DU earlier, this could also invalidate "good laws". Let me search for the DU link.

ok here's the link with the text:

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=366919

I am really glad to see this...

Obviously the great Governor Rick Scott and the great Florida Republican Party has fixed all of Florida's problems, so now they can turn their attention to stupidity like anti-Sharia laws. (I refuse to use the sarcasm tag; hopefully my intent was clear.)

What y'all are not realizing is this law ALSO prevents the enforcement of United Nations treaties and other international treaties within the State of Florida, including things like international maritime law--which, considering that Florida has the second-longest coastline of any state, is important there.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:51 AM

3. What state was Moses born in?

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Response to jpgray (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:17 AM

12. The one which had the water smote I guess.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:52 AM

4. Evidently what the Vatican wants is not "foreign" law.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:53 AM

5. So when The Vatican grants an annulment to a Florida resident,

it won't be recognized because it's "foreign law"? Or a rabbinical panel grants a "get" to a Jewish married couple?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:03 AM

6. I for one welcome our new Sharia overlords..

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:04 AM

7. That would also include Biblical Law.

Maybe not their intention, but someone should point this out.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:05 AM

8. excellent point ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:15 AM

11. I find it (almost) amusing

that many of the people who scaremonger about Shariah law want Biblical Law, which is very similar.

This could easily backfire on them if secularists congratulate them for strengthening the wall between church and state.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:07 AM

9. Is Shariah currently being used in domestic courtrooms?

 

If not, then I don't see a problem in need of fixing.

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Response to Snake Alchemist (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:45 AM

15. Well not now but Sharia might become the law of the land when those MOOZLUMS take over ..

... w/ their Islamofascism stuff because Iran might be able to build a bomb sometime
in the next 10 years and then they will send mullahs to 'merica because our nation was
weakened by gay marriage.

It is all about being pro-active.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:12 AM

10. Yes, totally wacked

I had someone say something on my Facebook page about banning Shariah Law. I promptly replied that it was not necessary since our laws are based on common law and our constitution. The entire thing is scare tactics.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:24 AM

13. No more English common law!

No more Magna Carta!

But, best of all, no more adhering to Papal edicts.

This could be a fun diversion.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:34 AM

14. The stupid is strong w/ these anti Sharia idiots.

The 1st Amendment already has "this problem" covered.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for
a redress of grievances.

In other words government be it local or state or national including the courts
can not be in the "God business" in any way shape or form. Remember the
wing nut judge in Alabama (?) who was told he could not have his 10 commandments
thing- a-bob in his court room?

Florida has a much bigger problem with un-American snakes then Sharia with law
taking over in the state's courts. And yes I agree w/ the o.p. they have gone crazy.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:33 AM

16. They should outlaw the code of the Mak'tar while they're at it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:45 AM

17. US law is based upon "foreign" law. Always has been.

In the US Supreme Court building South Wall Frieze includes figures of lawgivers from the ancient world and includes Menes, Hammurabi, Moses, Solomon, Lycurgus, Solon, Draco, Confucius, and Augustus. The North Wall Frieze shows lawgivers from the Middle Ages on and includes representations of Justinian, Muhammad, Charlemagne, John of England, Louis IX of France, Hugo Grotius, Sir William Blackstone, John Marshall, and Napoleon. Only one of those 18 people is an American, and he's almost near the end of the sequence.

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