The brief was in opposition to a lawsuit, Awad vs. Ziriax, that seeks to permanetly stop the certification of the vote for SQ 755 which bans sharia and international law from consideration in state courts. SQ 755 passed with 70% approval on November 2nd. The suit was brought by Muneer Awad, the new director of CAIR Oklahoma which is a state chapter of the national organization, CAIR, which was started by leaders of an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic supremacist organization - a relevant point that shouldn't be overlooked.
The 21 page brief details the lack of standing they contend Muneer Awad had to file the suit in the first placce, which they explained, in part: "...Indeed, the plaintiff’s allegations and arguments demonstrate that, instead of making a showing of “concrete and particularized” facts, plaintiff’s complaint and memorandum contain mostly generalized conjecture, unsupported by any sworn testimony..." The brief also contends Awad did not meet the four-part test required to support a priliminary injunction. It also clarified their position that Awad's claim that SQ 755 targeted his faith was incorrect since SQ 755 singled out Sharia law and not the Muslim faith.
The brief went on; "...By excluding Sharia law from consideration by the Oklahoma courts, the amendment would prevent any effort to infuse religious content into the law of the land. What could be more secular in purpose than to exclude a thoroughly religious system of law like Sharia in which every duty is both religious and civic, and under which there is no separation of church and state..." and that "...Public concern about Sharia law is not rooted in hostility to a religion, but a determination to resist an assault on the fundamental secular constitutional role of government — protecting life, liberty and property..."
Oklahoma City attorney and former State Representative, Kevin Calvey is the defendants council who filed the brief. Calvey has been out-spoken about his concerns about CAIR.