Do you support the state of Texas banning Muslim Sharia Law there?

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Do you support the state of Texas banning Muslim Sharia Law there?
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton advised Wednesday that Texas courts are not required to enforce rulings or laws from foreign countries. While Paxton didn't explicitly say it, his opinion was tied to a Shariah courts controversy that sprang up in 2015, when Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne furthered rumors that Islamic leaders were "bypassing American courts” by settling disputes according to an Islamic code called Shariah. Van Duyne supported a proposed law that would have banned judges from appl...Read this
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton advised Wednesday that Texas courts are not required to enforce rulings or laws from foreign countries. While Paxton didn't explicitly say it, his opinion was tied to a Shariah courts controversy that sprang up in 2015, when Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne furthered rumors that Islamic leaders were "bypassing American courts” by settling disputes according to an Islamic code called Shariah. Van Duyne supported a proposed law that would have banned judges from applying foreign laws in rulings. That bill, and several like it, failed to pass in the Legislature. Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, asked Paxton in late 2015 whether Texas courts could refuse to apply foreign laws or foreign rulings. Flynn asked about several scenarios, including arranged marriages and female genital mutilation. Paxton ruled Wednesday that a court is not required in family law cases to enforce foreign laws or rulings if they contradict Texas laws or the state constitution. Attorney general opinions are not legally binding and do not decide the law. Rather, they often predict how a court would rule. They also can be influential with Texas judges. Democrats and some Muslims in Irving are upset after the Irvin city council passed a resolution in support of a new state house bill some Muslims believe targets their faith. Council members voted Thursday night on a resolution that support Texas HB 562, which forbids the use of foreign law and codifies the supremacy of U.S. and state law. Do you think separate Islamic Tribunals should be allowed to operate or should all Americans, irrespective of religious belief be under one law? Close this
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