Monday, November 08, 2010

Federal Court Issues TRO Barring Certification of Oklahoma Anti-Shariah Amendment

AP reports that an Oklahoma federal district court today issued a temporary restraining order barring Oklahoma's State Board of Elections from certifying the results of last week's vote on an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that bars state courts from considering international law or Shariah law in deciding cases. The lawsuit leading to the TRO was filed last week by CAIR, asserting that the amendment violates the Establishment Clause. (See prior posting.) The court's TRO remains in effect until Nov. 22 when the court will hold a hearing on a temporary injunction.