Tuesday, October 25, 2011

American Laws for American Courts

When a judge rules on a case, he uses the Constitution as his measuring stick for justice, right? That's the way it always has been, and that's the way it should be. Unfortunately, courts are beginning to use international law to adjudicate cases.

Dave Agema has introduced HB 4769, a bill to limit the application and enforcement by a court, arbitrator, or administrative body of foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights; to provide for modification or voiding of certain contractual provisions or agreements that would result in a violation of constitutional rights; and to require a court, arbitrator, or administrative body to take certain actions to prevent violation of constitutional rights. His bill has 41 co-sponsors!

Chairman John Walsh
What is this bill really about? Just look who is strongly opposed to the bill. The Council on American and Islamic Relations and the Arab American Anti-discrimination Committee. They have called Agema's bill "anti-Sharia law". Well, if the courts are drifting into using Sharia law to make judgements, than maybe Agema is on to something. Read the language of the bill here. The bill has been sitting in Chairman John Walsh's Judiciary Committee since June. Please contact him and ask him to move this bill.

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