In a recurring thread here, this is number 3 in the series of "Ways Government Representatives Waste Time and Money":
Brownback signs bill banning use of Islamic law
Critics called measure discriminatory, unnecessary
TOPEKA, Kan. - "Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill aimed at keeping Kansas courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.
Brownback's office notified the Senate of his action Friday, but he actually signed the measure Monday. The new law will take effect in July.
Muslim groups had urged him to veto the measure, arguing it promotes discrimination. Supporters say it simply restates American values.
Supporters have worried about Shariah law being applied in Kansas courts. However, they also point out that the bill doesn't specifically mention codes within the Islamic legal system."
Forget all this:
"Instead, it says courts or other tribunals can't base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant rights guaranteed by state and U.S."
Forget the fact that our Constitution forbids church and state working together.
Except they can't forget it, can they? Since they--Right Wing, fundamentalist Christians--want to shove THEIR religion down our figurative throats, every chance they get, regarding abortion or whatever, through our state and even Federal laws, eh?
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