Judge Blocks Sharia Ban in Oklahoma

Council on American-Islamic Relations had filed suit
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 5:31 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 8, 2010 7:25 PM CST
A federal judge temporarily blocked Oklahoma's ban on Sharia law.   (Shutter Stock)

(User Submitted) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Oklahoma's new amendment prohibiting the use of Sharia law in the courtroom. Voters in the state overwhelmingly passed the ban on the use of Islamic law, known as Sharia, as well as international legal standards as a basis for state court decisions. However, in its lawsuit, the Council on American-Islamic Relations argues that this violates federal guarantees of the First Amendment rights of Muslims by enshrining official state prejudice against a particular religion within the constitution of a state.

The ban will remain in effect until a new hearing can be held Nov. 22. Read the full article.

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