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OK voters ban judges from using international law..thoughts?

forbids the judges from using internatonal or Islamic law when deciding cases..

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 12:55 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The US has it's own law, and even with all the lawyer/income generated loopholes it is still much better than what most countries have. If judges don't like it they should step down and let someone who puts America and America's laws first and foremost. No one is stopping them (or anyone else) from moving to a country if they prefer the law there.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Based upon a recent speech given by Sotomayor, it appears that she will continue in the tradition of sitting members of the Court--such as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, John Paul Stevens, and Anthony Kennedy--in polling "the world community" and citing as persuasive authority the rulings of foreign and international courts.

    Recent Supreme Court cases such as Roper v. Simmons (regarding the juvenile death penalty) and Lawrence v. Texas (regarding the criminalization of homosexual acts) have caused controversy since the majority opinion in those cases cited foreign law, international law, and the "opinion of the world community" in reaching a decision.

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/07/questions-for-judge-sotomayor-on-the-use-of-foreign-and-international-law
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:37 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • It does.....This means nothing...its a JAB at Muslims

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    Uh, no it's not. It's a "JAB" at the JUDGES to uphold the laws they swore to enforce by THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! Don't like it? Then leave! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:42 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Oklahoma voters have approved a measure that would forbid judges from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases. Read more: http://www.newsok.com/article/feed/208677#ixzz14EwN072B


    I support state's rights.  Looks like the voters have spoken.  Good.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:07 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Hatred from who?



    Republican Rex Duncan, the sponsor of the measure, called it a "pre-emptive strike" designed to close the door on activist judges "legislating from the bench or using international law or Sharia law."


    Members of the Muslim community called the question an attack on Islam and some of them said they are prepared to file a lawsuit challenging the measure.


    From those that hate Republicans? 


    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:26 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i voted for that law...i was confused why it was on the ballot in the first place cause i thought it was a no brainer, but apparently we didnt already have that on the books. i think its important for my state's judges to only use US laws, not other countries laws.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 1:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • This is also being done by federal activist judges.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:40 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Judges aren't supposed to use any other law than the US. Things like Shariah and Beth Din only apply when using an outside mediator for civil cases. The laws of the land apply when you get to US court.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Since these judges took an oath to uphold US law and not International law, I have no problem with this. It might just stop a few 'rogue' judges from implimenting their own agendas and forcing them to follow the law of the land.
    BobbieB

    Answer by BobbieB at 1:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • If there is no danger of this usurping law then why this?:


    Members of the Muslim community called the question an attack on Islam and some of them said they are prepared to file a lawsuit challenging the measure.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:38 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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