[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma [official website] on Thursday permanently blocked [order, PDF] an Oklahoma amendment banning courts from using international or Islamic law. The constitutional amendment [SQ 755, PDF] would have prevented Oklahoma courts from "look[ing] to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures," requiring them only to look to legal precedents of other states for guidance, provided that state does not use Islamic law. The case was brought...

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