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Measure Details

Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law

Oklahoma Ballot Measure - State Question No. 755

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Legal
Constitution
Judicial Branch

Yes
695,650
(70.08%)

No
296,944
(29.92%)

Measure Text

This measure amends the State Constitution. It changes a section that deals with the courts of this state. It would amend Article 7, Section 1. It makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law.

International law is also known as the law of nations. It deals with the conduct of international organizations and independent nations, such as countries, states and tribes. It deals with their relationship with each other. It also deals with some of their relationships with persons.

The law of nations is formed by the general assent of civilized nations. Sources of international law also include international agreements, as well as treaties.

Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed.

SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?

FOR THE PROPOSAL
Yes: __________
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL
No: __________

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