Federal Appeals Court Upholds Blocking of Amendment Against Shariah Law

As previously reported on our blog, a ban on U.S. courts considering Sharia, or Islamic, law in any proceedings passed overwhelmingly in Oklahoma on November 2, 2010. One day later, on November 3, 2010, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that it plans to file a lawsuit against Oklahoma for passing the “Shariah law amendment.” CAIR followed through with its plan and was successful.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, the 10th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals blocked implementation of the amendment. The Court said the state had not demonstrated any compelling reason for discrimination against one religion.

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