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Legislation which would prohibit courts from accepting Islamic Sharia law and other international laws stalls in 2011 Florida Legislative Session. Florida Family Association plans strong support for these bills long before the start of 2012 session.

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.
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Only laws which are consistent with those enacted by American legislatures should be recognized in Florida courts.

Florida courts should be required to disregard Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws.  

Florida Family Association sent out two email alerts during the 2011 Florida Legislative Session that asked supporters to send emails in support of HB 1273 and SB 1294 titled Application of Foreign Law.  House Bill 1273 and identical companion Senate Bill 1294 if enacted would prohibit Florida courts from accepting those provisions of Islamic Sharia law and other international laws or foreign codes which are inconsistent with American laws.  Click here to read House Bill 1273.  

The language used in this legislation titled Application of Foreign Law was modeled after language created by the Public Policy Alliance.  Click here for more information on the Public Policy Alliance. 

Similar legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Sandy Adams at the federal level on March 11, 2011.  Click here to read more about Representative Adams’ filing. 

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.   

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5 to 2 to approve SB 1294 on April 4, 2011 at 3:15.   However, both bills failed to move any further in the 2011 Florida Legislative Session which ended May 6, 2011.

Florida Family Association will start contacting senators and representatives soon to help line up support for this important legislation.


Author: ffa   20110506   Category: Public policy  FFA: on
Tags: Sharia law, Islam, American laws, American courts
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