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10th Circuit: Oklahoma Amendment Violates U.S. Constitution

Posted: January 11, 2012 Filed under: Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has handed the State of Oklahoma its hat (again). This time, in Awad v. Ziriax, the court ruled that a state constitutional amendment barring consideration of international or Islamic law discriminates against religions. Although supporters argued the state amendment banned all religious laws and merely used Muslim laws as an example, the court ruled the argument contradicted the express language of the state constitutional amendment, which specifically referenced Sharia law in two places.

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