…Cohen added that he questions whether the proposed amendment would pass constitutional muster.

“Our federal system and our state system is in part governed by the concept of separation of powers. It’s far from clear that the Oklahoma legislature can restrict what a separate branch of government can consider in terms of doing its job – in this case, deciding cases,” he said.

“I think this is a political statement against Muslims and, inferentially, in support of United States values,” Cohen said.

Duncan said that is not the case. “The only entities that could oppose this measure are those that admittedly support applying international law and sharia law in American courts. If that’s what they think they need to be bold enough to say so.” (More)


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