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June 14, 2010

Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.

Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.

There are many interpretations of what Sharia means , but in some countries strict interpretations “are used to justify cruel punishments such an amputation and stoning as well as unequal treatment of women in inheritance, dress and independence,” according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sharia has gained a toehold in some western countries, notably Great Britain, where five sharia courts have been established to settle certain disputes among Muslims, with the government’s blessing.

The proposed Oklahoma amendment is aimed, in part, at “cases of first impression,” legal disputes in which there is no law or precedent to resolve the matter at hand.

In such cases, judges might look to laws or rulings in other jurisdictions for guidance. The proposed amendment would block judges in Oklahoma courts from drawing on sharia, or the laws of other nations, in such decisions.

The amendment also is a response to what some conservatives see as a pernicious trend — cases of liberal judges mostly notably Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, using foreign laws to shape their opinions in U.S. cases.

“It should not matter what France might do, what Great Britain might do, or what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia might do,” Duncan said. “Court decisions ought to be based on federal law, or state law.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/Media/oklahoma-pass-laws-prohibiting-islamic-sharia-laws-apply/story?id=10908521

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Rex Duncan was born on July 21st, 1961 according to http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=46308

July 21st, 1961

7 + 21 +1+9+6+1 = 45 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Replace a bad habit with a good one.  Common sense is uncommon.  Is the glass half empty or half full?  Still waters run deep.  Do it yourself.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Educate yourself.  Figure it out.  Work smarter – not harder.  Working long hours.  Investing time and energy.  Toughen up.  Deep impact.  Powerful force.  Maximum intensity.  Pump up the volume.  Go where the energy is.  Life-affirming.  The school of hard knocks.  Trial & error.  Personal space.  Keep it secret.  Why do you ask?  That’s personal.  That’s none of your business.  Private investigator.  See through.  X-ray.  Every cloud has a silver lining.  Count not what is lost but what is left.  Accepting loss.  Take away.  Tunnel vision.  Let it go.  What is not.  Shades of gray.  Like there is a black cloud hanging over your head.  You’re being hard on yourself.  It’s all your fault.  I feel really bad about that.  Suffering in silence.  Feel sorry for.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Hard feelings.  Hard eyes.  Kick the habit.  If it happened once, it can happen again.  Snakes bite.  Coulda, shoulda, woulda.  Bitter marriage.  The middle finger.  Uh oh.  I have a bad feeling about this.  Spider sense is tingling.  Heart sinks.  Deep sinking feeling.  Things go horribly wrong.  expectations > reality = disappointment

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