Tags: Fla | Foreign Laws

Florida Mulls Outlawing Shariah, Other Foreign Law

Friday, 02 Mar 2012 06:57 AM

 

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.

According to a tally by the National Conference of State Legislatures, 40 such bills are being pursued in 24 states, 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.

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

If passed, Florida would join three other states — Louisiana, Arizona and Tennessee — in approving legislation curtailing the use of foreign laws.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

FBI Arrests Russian Spy Posing as Banker in NYC

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 15:12 PM

The U.S. government on Monday unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy . . .

Hundreds Pack Idaho Hearing on Gay Rights

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 19:53 PM

A measure before the Idaho legislature that would grant job and housing protections for gay and transgender people drew  . . .

Thousands of Flights Canceled as Storm Descends on the East

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 19:14 PM

Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved