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You know, I might be willing to side with bending the rules when it seems a decent thing. I support real-world flexibility — it’s why we have human judges, not automatons.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2014 May 25
Subjects: judiciary, Oklahoma, Republicans and Democrats

Also, seen this?

Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases

The study’s findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. Some commentators have said there are no more than one or two cases of Shariah law in U.S. state court cases; yet we found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases.

Others have asserted with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet we found 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in these particular cases.

[h/t Cuz BD for the link]

Read all… Subjects: added on 2011 Sep 7
Subjects: Sharia, law, US Constitution, judiciary

You can try to spin those facts and try to make it sound like I ran up to him and threw my neck into his hands

Read all… Subjects: added on 2011 Jun 27
Subjects: judiciary, violence, aberrant psychosis

If you're not aware of what's going on (it took me a long time and much awful experience to figure out), it's all too easy to become embroiled. They're not trying to be provocative and manipulative and duplicious.

Read all… Subjects: added on 2011 Jun 26
Subjects: judiciary, violence, aberrant psychosis