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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hey, If It's Good Enough For Oklahoma. . .

. . .I guess it's good enough for Georgia.

House Bill 45, introduced by Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Atlanta, states “it shall be the public policy of this state to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws when the application … will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the United States.” The bill also would prevent arbitrators or tribunals from enforcing a foreign law that didn’t meet constitutional standards.

But foreign laws that do meet Constitutional standards could still be enforced?


Jacobs, a lawyer and vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told the Fulton County Daily Report the bill would “ban the use of Sharia law in state courts.” He acknowledged that he was not aware of any instances in Georgia where a plaintiff or defendant asked the court to apply Sharia law but believes it has happened elsewhere.

Wasn't there a time when believing something that is demonstrably false disqualified a person from holding public office?

“We’re seeing more of a feeling that Sharia law should be applied in domestic cases,” he said, such as divorces

Form where? From where are you seeing this feeling? Honestly, if you think you can see a feeling, you might be tripping pretty hard. Can you taste music? Can you hear colors? How many fingers am I holding up?

The chairman of the House Judiciary panel, Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, has signed on as a sponsor but hedged when asked whether he supports the bill.

Sponsoring the bill without actually supporting it? Now THAT'S a politician! You might want to take notes, kids, this is how it's done!

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