Skip to comments.10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK
Posted on 01/10/2012 1:07:30 PM PST by AtlasStalled
Sometimes voters get behind an idea, and we think to ourselves, why? Why are they even bothering when that idea, were it to become law, would be struck down as unconstitutional faster than we can utter temporary restraining order?
We smugly revisited that thought on Tuesday upon hearing that the Denver-based 10th Circuit had upheld a lower-court ruling keeping an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution from becoming law.
The amendment, overwhelmingly approved by Oklahoma voters last year, prevents judges from basing rulings on international law and specifically mentions Islamic law, often known as Shariah law.
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Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to have a judiciary made up of Constitution-honoring judges, but it’s not going to happen through impeachment for anything, but criminal acts. Check out the history of judicial impeachments and you’ll see.
All I am saying is, it could be done.
A Congress and a Executive combined with a reasonable amount of public support to stiffen backbones could do it. There is nothing unconstitutional about it.
Coherence and clarity bump.
The voters need to immediately put on the ballot an amendment allowing Christian teachings to be applied in a court of law. Watch the Tenth Circuit squeal like stuck pigs.
He can spearhead their impeachment. Be a very forceful bully pulpit.
Don’t give up, friend. I’m 83 and still have some hope. Damn little, but some.
That may be true, but the Constitution guarantees a Republican form of government to all the states. In the area of personal rights, the Bill of Rights is considered the supreme law of the land and whatever any state wants to enact must first be in pursuance to the supreme law of the land -- defined as the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution.
This is the critical article which prevents sharia law from gaining a foothold in America.
It’s actually not true. While the 1st Amendment does apply to Congress, the courts have declared that the 1st Amendment protections apply to the states through the 14th Amendment. So, any violation of 1st Amendment protections by states is an issue in federal courts. It happens all the time.