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The New York City Bar Association has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in Awad v. Ziriax, regarding the “Save Our State Amendment” to the Oklahoma Constitution—approved in a referendum as State Question 755—which would prohibit Oklahoma courts from considering or using international law or Sharia Law. < Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has criticized as unconstitutional an amendment—Question 755—in the State of Oklahoma that, if certified, would prohibit Oklahoma courts from considering or using international law or “Sharia Law.” In a report written “out of a concern that Question 755 might be replicated in other states,” the City Bar concludes that “Question 755 violates not only the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment of the federal Constitution, but also the Supremacy Clause of … Continue reading

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