TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – The Florida Republican-led legislature may be about to join a dozen other states in pushing a law that would prevent Florida courts from considering international law, specifically Sharia Law
However, according to the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the law affects all religions including: Islam, Jewish, Hindu, and even Christian laws.
GOP-led legislatures across the country have been racing to see which one would be able to get the first anti-Sharia law passed and upheld by the courts. Oklahoma tried a similar bill, but it was thrown out because of the Constitution’s ban on religious discrimination or favoritism.
A similar bill first emerged last year, but according to CBS Miami news partner the Miami Herald, an analysis found that the law could violate the Constitution’s separation-of-powers because state courts could hurt the federal government’s ability to govern foreign policy and the judiciary’s constitutional role as interpreting laws.
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