Skip to comments.Order Blocks Oklahoma Constitutional Amendment
Posted on 11/08/2010 10:32:14 AM PST by gwjack
A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the ruling this morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing.
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ONE WORD: IMPEACH!
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ...
Supreme Sandwich Just-us Elana Kagan also thinks that Federal judges have that power.
I wish it were that simple — impeach. But who was impeached over Kelo? How many justices were impeached for dissenting against gun rights in Chicago v. McDonald? Most congress critters will tell you that they aren’t empowered to impeach over rulings. A crock, but that’s how they are educated in modern colleges.
It is that simple as soon as enough people wake up. If they do not well it is over.
Thank you for the important ping. Outrageous. Any amendment that doesn’t include judicial reform is a waste of time.
Judicial review is no longer limited to legislation. It has expanded to the point that we can not even amend the People’s Constitution.
Clearly we need massive purge of Leftist judges on the federal bench, and the only way to do that quickly is a revolution.
This fact alone makes me pray for a revolution!
Imagine hundreds of these Leftist parasites in black robes thrown out on the street minus perks, salary and pensions into the worse economy since 1933 created by their very own Comrade Obama.
I get warm fuzzy feeling!
Yes, there is a Just God who rules the universe and His Justice will not sleep forever.
The only way I can see to makes things right on the Federal Bench quickly is to clear it of about half the players in a revolution.
A revolution that may actually happen if Obama and Company manage to totally wreck the economy, which does seem possible any day now.
Economic collapse is the thing revolutions are made of.
Chief Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange was the first African-American to be appointed to the federal bench in Oklahoma. Her appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1994 also made her the first African-American federal judge in the six-state region of the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her sponsoring senator was then Senator David Boren, who is currently president of the University of Oklahoma. President Clinton had previously appointed her to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. She was the first woman to hold that position and one of the first female U.S. attorneys in the nation. Judge Miles-LaGrange was the first African-American woman elected to the Oklahoma State Senate. She served as a senator from 1986-1993, advocating for programs benefiting children, families, educations, law and justice. While serving in the Oklahoma Legislature, Judge Miles-LaGrange was engaged in the private practice of law in the firm of Miles-LaGrange & Colbert. Earlier in her career, Judge Miles-LaGrange worked as both a federal and state prosecutor. She prosecuted Nazi war criminals for the U.S. Department of Justice, and she prosecuted sex crimes as an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County. Judge Miles-LaGrange is a cum laude graduate of Vassar College and, while a student there, received a certificate from the University of Ghana. She received her law degree from Howard University, where she was an editor of The Howard Law Journal. During law school, she worked as a congressional aide for the late Speaker of the U. S. House of Representative Carl Albert. After law school, she clerked for Judge Woodrow Seals on the U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas. Chief Judge Miles-LaGrange served as a member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1999-2005 and chaired that committees Africa Working Group. Her rule of law work has taken her to Rwanda, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Cape Verde China and Brazil. She has taught in China at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics and at Tsinghua University School of Law, at the Harvard University Law School Advocacy Workshop, and at the Attorney Generals National Advocacy Center for federal prosecutors. She has received numerous honors, including induction into the Oklahoma Womens Hall of Fame, Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame, Child Advocates Hall of Fame and Mid-America Educational Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Class V, and Leadership Oklahoma City, Class V. The Chief Judge holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Oklahoma City University.
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That is a far cry from a real Scott(like William Wallace) you have depicted there.
Arlen is a Kansas schoolboy friend of Bob Dole who moved to Pennsylvania and thereby increased the IQ(Integrity Quotient) of both States.
It is no wonder I am aggravated all the time. I live in a world I am not familiar with.
Silly me thought the US was a sovereign nation with our own laws.
The order was sought in a lawsuit by Oklahoma Muslim Muneer Awad. Awad is executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma and said during the hearing that the law stigmatizes his religion.
Your violent, totalitarian political system masquerading as a religion deserves every bit of stigma we can heap upon it, Muneer baby. Suck it up.
Like I said ...
“Keep it up, judges. You’re next!”
They’re not untouchable.
and the state of OKLAHOMA just needs to bring back their National Guard where ever they are and tell the feds....
this is a state law and has nothing to do with the feds.
Yes, it is. Nearly all of the provisions of the Bill of Rights have been incorporated against the states, through the application of the 14th Amendment. The prohibition against the establishment of religion was formally incorporated by the Supreme Court in the 1940s.
The First Amendment also says that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech. In case you hadn't noticed, states are also Constitutionally prohibited from banning speech, even though that clause originally only applied to the federal Congress.
More about incorporation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorporation_of_the_Bill_of_Rights
I’ll bet he issued this TRO on the basis that the amendment specifies Sharia which in turn means islam. Now I believe if the amendment was worded to say that no “religious” law could be used in the courts the judge would have considered it valid. However to single out a specific religion (even though islam is a cult) would be discriminatory.
No. It is clearly CONSTITUTIONAL. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Stare decisis of the 14th Amendment says the 1st Amendment is incorporated to the states. Using Sharia to decide court cases in civil courts is an establishment of religion: it establishes Islam's law above the law of the land. Also, Sharia cannot uphold the equality under the law clause of the 14th amendment, since it treats women as chattel.
Unfortunately, not true any more. Per the 14th (and court cases), the Bill of Rights is incorporated against the states. It's the same reason Chicago cannot ban guns--the 2nd is incorporated against the states.
How many times did it take her to pass the Bar exam, one year every graduate from howard failed the Maryland Bar Exam
Because of this, Sharia law violates the constitution by setting up a second branch of the Judiciary, (an other government) and violates Section 1 of the 14th amendment, equal protection.
Sharia law and western democracy are implacable enemies and cannot coexist. One or the other will be destroyed. Nowhere has this world view existed in peace with others.
Islam must be recognized as a violent political and terrorist movement much like the former National Socialist German Workers Party. When it removes it's political demands, and ceases to claim a right to forcibly subjugate other religions by doctrine or law, Islam may be considered a religion “like any other”.
That is my opinion.
What happens when a state just ignores the dictators in black robes?
What’s being a woman got to do with it?
Even more irritating is that the person that filed the suit is NOT an Oklahoma resident and DOES NOT HAVE STANDING. The judge should never have listened to the case.
Funny has “Standing” is only important to liberal judges when it involves suits against the POTUS.
“and the state of OKLAHOMA just needs to bring back their National Guard where ever they are and tell the feds...
The National Guard stopped being a strictly “State” militia a long time ago. Should a governor try to use it to enforce an Oklahoma law (perfectly reasonable) that the federal government didn’t want enforced, the POTUS would simply federalize it. Happened too many times in the past in Arkansas and Alabama. So, the Guard is not the answer.
Additionally, although I agree this idiot judge should be removed from the bench, it won’t happen because Congress won’t take the time to deal with it....and wouldn’t. That doesn’t make them right, but that is the way it is.
So, I’m not sure how to fix this. The answer has to be a political one.
“What happens when a state just ignores the dictators in black robes?”
That seems to be the most reasonably solution in my thinking. Simple passive resistance.
Another unconstitutional piece O crap.
Can’t believe you even have to ask, but since you did....
Sharia Law is especially harsh on women.
Liberal women love to blast Christians, but never speak out against the abuses, REAL abuses of women under this law.
Thank you for your service! Any time you want to move back to Oklahoma, you will be welcomed with open arms. If you ever get to OKC. Let me know and we can share a cup of coffee.
I agree with your words. But remember, this is but the first shot fired in a long battle. We must remain steadfast to our calling.
Again, thank you for your service.
No, think sharia...
yep, it’s sick, and that’s the point.
“Theyre not untouchable.”
They were during the Kelo ruling. Something’s gotta give.
It’s sad to have to count judicial noses, but that’s where we’re at right now — one heart beat away from a radical supreme court.
I am confident that Justice Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito will not stand for this. Kennedy is the wild card. If Kennedy decides that amemdnets such as this require a judicial stamp of approval, then legal solutions are in serious trouble. Kennedy was pro-Kelo but also recently was pro-gun rights. He seems impressionable to his fellow justices’ influence. Will Kagan and the rest talk him into an oligarchy? That’s the question. Until that question is answered, let’s keep the safety on, OK?
> that the law stigmatizes his religion
Imagine Christians trying to make the same argument. They would be shredded by the courts and the press, not to mention the ACLU, PAW, CPUSA, SPLC, and the other usual suspects.
> Until Islam is reformed by Muslims
Sorry, the most violent mohammedans *ARE* the reformers.
The Christian Reformation was initiated when people started “Reading the Book”. Freedom of Conscience is a fundamental Christian principle. The Reformation led to the Renaissance, which led to the Enlightenment.
The closer a Christian Society gets to the Bible, the freer people become to make their own choices. What better way to reveal the true character of a man than to see the choices he freely makes.
The closer a Mohammedan gets to his Quran, the more violent and hateful he becomes. The Quran is a hateful, violent screed compiled from the rantings and droolings of the syphillitic pedophile pirate Mohammed.
Mohammed was a pirate, a thief, a mass murderer, a torturer, a rapist, a pedophile, a polygamist, a slave trader, a Jew-hater, and all around genocidal savage.
Mohammed, the genocidal savage, pedophile pirate, is held as the paragon of Mohammedanism. All Mohammedans who hold the foaming ravings in Mohammed’s hateful screed as literal commandments from their demonic deity, and aspire to the murderous achievments of their bloody “prophet”, will commit the most savage acts imaginable, as has been clearly seen throughout the ages, since the emergence of Mohammedanism in the seventh century.
There is no way to “reform” this rabid, hateful, murderous, genocidal, insane cult of death.
Islam must be eradicated if there is to be any hope for any peace.
Agreed, except that I do not believe it is our job to eradicate Islam. It is our job to debunk, ridicule, scorn and repudiate it as not a religion, but a totalitarian world view that only morons, perverts, thugs, and the ignorant would subscribe to. The same way we treated NAZISM during WW2. Islamic groups investigated, infiltrated, and disrupted, with its leaders jailed.
“Any time you want to move back to Oklahoma”
I may live in Missouri, but my heart remains in Oklahoma.
:-) I have never been ashamed to tell folks I am from Oklahoma.
> I do not believe it is our job to eradicate Islam
Like Nazism, islam must be utterly discredited *AND* destroyed. It is a cancerous tumor and must be ripped out. Like cancer, any cells involved with or infected with the cancer must be destroyed.
There is no other way to eradicate it.
The surest way to destroy islam is to destroy Mecca. Their Quran says that Mecca would never be destroyed. Leave Mecca a molten, formless, smoldering radioactive crater, and that would be the end of islam.
If the arrogant federal courts want to declare themselves above the constitution. They should be ignored, anyone who attempts to enforce their lawless edict should be arrested and charged with treason.
The trial shall take place in State not Federal Cort as the federal court cannot be held a legitimate judge of its own serous offenses against the people and States of the United States.
Any consideration of islamic sharia law goes directly against the often used democrat party cry against separation of state from religion. Any religious law or doctrine of law cannot be considered or be deemed relevant in any court of law in this country.
FUBO and FAD