Florida Legislature Forbids Foreign Law In State Court

by Admin on May 2, 2014

Florida legislators voted to forbid use of foreign law in state courts, despite arguments that the measure was in fact a measure intended to insult Muslims reports The Chicago Tribune.

The proposed law restricts courts from applying foreign law, legal codes and other legal doctrines in divorce and custody or child-support suits.

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Opponents said the bill was unnecessary and asked supporters to cite cases of Sharia law or other foreign doctrines being enforced in Florida.

The bill does not apply in corporate contracts between businesses, ecclesiastical matters or issues governed by federal treaty or international agreements in which the federal government pre-empts state laws.

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