Alabama Legislative Year in Review: foreign law/sharia law ban, securing personal information of judges

Laws

SB 268 Extends existing law regarding disclosure of personal information of select state government employee to all state and local government employees of the criminal justice sector, including judges.

Constitutional Amendments

SB 4 (Constitutional Amendment) Defines foreign law as “any law, rule, or legal code, or system established, used, or applied in a jurisdiction outside of the states or territories of the United States, or which exist as a separate body of law, legal code, or system adopted or used anywhere by any people, group, or culture different from the Constitution and laws of the United States or the State of Alabama.” Provides “A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other adjudicative, arbitrative, or enforcement authority shall not apply or enforce a foreign law if doing so would violate any state law or a right guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the United States.” To appear on 2014 ballot.

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