Bans on court use of sharia/international law: introduced in Georgia UPDATED

2014 appears to be the year when bills to ban court use of international/foreign law, or specifically sharia law, start to wane. I mentioned two weeks ago that at least three states that saw such bills introduced in the past did not see them reintroduced in 2014. Moreover, Mississippi failed to take up any of their bills before the legislative deadline for committee action. Of all the bills introduced in that state since 2011, not a single one has advanced out of committee (HB 301 of 2011, HB 525 of 2011, HB 2 of 2012, HB 698 of 2012, HB 711 of 2013, HB 1127 of 2013, HB 1333 of 2013, SB 2729 of 2013, HB 44 of 2014, HB 557 of 2014, HB 622 of 2014, and SB 2660 of 2014.)

Update 2/6/14: The Mississippi legislature’s bill tracking system now indicates that HB 44 of 2014 has in fact  made it out of committee.

Meanwhile Georgia has seen one bill and one constitutional amendment introduced in their legislature to ban courts from using international/foreign law.

List of bills below the fold

Bill
Does not affect right to contract freely/contract provisions
Does not apply to corporations
Does not apply to tribal court decisions
Does not apply to ecclesiastical matters/religious orgs
Other items
Status
X
X
X
X
Limited to Family law (Chapter 61 & 88 Florida Statutes) Does not apply to use of English common law.
Prefiled in Senate Judiciary Committee.
In House Judiciary Committee.
X
X
In Senate Judiciary Committee.
X
X
X
X
Carry over from 2013.
X
X
In House Judiciary Committee.
X
X
X
Died in House Judiciary Committee.
X
X
X
Died in House Judiciary Committee.
X
X
X
Died in House Judiciary Committee.
X
X
X
Died in Senate Judiciary Committee.
X
X
Specifically does not apply to child adoptions.
In Senate Judiciary Committee.
X
Specifically bans sharia law
In House Judiciary Committee.
X
Carry over from 2013.
X
Carry over from 2013.
X
X
X
In Senate Judiciary Committee.
X
X
Carry over from 2013.
X
X
In Senate Law & Justice Committee.
X
X
In House Judiciary Committee.

4 thoughts on “Bans on court use of sharia/international law: introduced in Georgia UPDATED”

  1. Good. Time will be better spent passing more meaningful bills. Attempts to introduce anti-Sharia bills are rooted in ignorance, bigotry and hate, which Americans should categorically reject.

  2. We’re just getting warmed up! American laws – not foreign laws that violate constitutional rights – in our courts. You want Shari’ah – go to one of the 57 crapholes in the world that practice it. CAIR lawsuit for “hate speech” in 3…2…1…

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