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#1 My proposal for the 28th article of amendment to the Constitution:
The judicial power of the courts established under Article III of this Constitution shall not be guided by any precedent or opinion expressed by any foreign court or tribunal; except as shall be agreed to by the United States under international treaty.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-27 00:14||
#2 That would stop all this nonsense cold. No longer would any judge or justice root around in foreign court writings, Islamic law (or any other religious law), etc looking for support. It's in the Constitution or English common law, or it isn't law.
Posted by Steve White 2012-05-27 00:16||
#3 Good idea...time to start the process.
Posted by dacama 2012-05-27 06:39||
#4 Quite the separation of religion and state, bugger off or pry it.
Personally I'd stop after the semi-colon, else wise latinas and peloskis would have had out water rights out already.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-27 09:07||
#5 I like the amendment. But it wouldn't stop all this nonsense cold, because it's creeping, insidious, and already so much of the legal culture, from law school onward. The public debate would be fun, though, as it would force lefties to openly declare their allegiances.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-05-27 10:33||
#6 My, my - CAIR is squealing.
That means the law must be a good thing.
Posted by Barbara 2012-05-27 12:06||
#7 There's only one law. The mechanism to extend it is via mutually agreed contract in advance.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-05-27 18:43||
#8 a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws
That ought to be a no-brainer.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-05-27 19:18||