Can someone please tell me why this ban on Sharia law was even necessary???
It’s like passing a law that says judges must apply OUR law.
Any judge that would override federal/state/local law with RELIGIOUS law should be disbarred for life! No need for a damn law that does nothing more than re-assert our own laws over foreign ones!
From the judge's decision:
To survive strict scrutiny under Larson, [defendants] must show (1) a compelling government interest, and (2) that the amendment is closely fitted to that compelling interest. Regarding the compelling state interest element, the [Defendants] provided only one sentence on compelling interest. They simply assert that Oklahoma certainly has a compelling interest in determining what law is applied in Oklahoma courts.
Oklahomas asserted interest is a valid state concern. But this general statement alone is not sufficient to establish a compelling interest for purposes of this case. [Defendants] do not identify any actual problem the challenged amendment seeks to solve. Indeed, they admitted at the preliminary injunction hearing that they did not know of even a single instance where an Oklahoma court had applied Sharia law or used the legal precepts of other nations or cultures, let alone that such applications or uses had resulted in concrete problems in Oklahoma. Given the lack of evidence of any concrete problem, any harm [defendants] seek to remedy with the proposed amendment is speculative at best and cannot support a compelling interest.
Its the new normal...
IIRC, there were two concerns for laws like this.
1) Supreme Court decisions in which justices flat out said they were using international law when making their legal desicions.
2) In an effort to pursue islamic dominance and multiculturalism, there has been a legal push from islamists and leftists, both, to create extra legal courts, officially recognized by the government, in which Sharia judges would rule on non criminal cases in the islamic community. These types of courts have been established in western countries; England comes to mind as well as France, I think. Here in the states, there have been pushes in several locations for them to be created. IIRC, San Diego, Deerborn, and some place in Tenn. were mentioned during the conversation.
The particulars may not be 100% in my recounting; you get the gist of it, though.