Today federal judge, Vicki Miles-LaGrange, who was appointed by President Clinton, approved a temporary 14 day hold on the certification of the overwhelming vote of the citizens of Oklahoma to amend the state's constitution to ban sharia and international law from consideration in state courts. Note, this amends the constitution so that state courts do not use or consider foreign law.
A hearing is planned for November 22nd at 10 AM where arguments for both sides will be heard.
Update 6:00 PM CT: From KOCO Oklahoma City: "...Islamic leader, Imam Imad Enchassi said the passing of SQ 755 would impose on his civil liberties as an American and damage the character of Muslims.
"I've been called to court many times on Middle Eastern and Islamic ways and Islamic codes and ethics and so on and so fourth. Now, a judge might look at the law and say you know what, we'll take the rabbi testimony, we'll take the preacher testimony, but your testimony is null and void just because you're Muslim," he said.
Enchassi said it is disturbing that lawmakers aren't condemning the state question.Islamic leader, Imam Imad Enchassi said the passing of SQ 755 would impose on his civil liberties as an American and damage the character of Muslims..."
Is that right Imam Enchassi? Can you name some cases?