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10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK
Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/10/12 | Ashby Jones

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; bansharia; constitution; islam; sharia; stockpilesong; tenthamendment; thestockpilesong
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To: Reily

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.

151 posted on 01/11/2012 1:50:59 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

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.

152 posted on 01/11/2012 2:02:38 PM PST by Reily
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To: eyeamok
When a STATE refuse to bow to an Inferior Court as defined in the US Constitution, then and only then will we be back on track to restoring Liberty and Freedom to All.

Coherence and clarity bump.

153 posted on 01/11/2012 2:34:19 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: AtlasStalled

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.

154 posted on 01/11/2012 3:28:46 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

He can spearhead their impeachment. Be a very forceful bully pulpit.

155 posted on 01/13/2012 12:07:49 AM PST by Bellflower
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To: animal172

Don’t give up, friend. I’m 83 and still have some hope. Damn little, but some.

156 posted on 01/13/2012 8:48:25 AM PST by Eastbound ( 3-7-77)
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To: montag813
" . . . NO Federal court has jurisdiction over OK on this matter.

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.

157 posted on 01/15/2012 5:11:46 PM PST by Eastbound ( 3-7-77)
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To: Eastbound; montag813

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.

158 posted on 01/15/2012 5:19:52 PM PST by DTxAg
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