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Oklahoma: Court Upholds Blocking of Amendment Against Shariah Law By ERIK ECKHOLM Published: January 10, 2012

A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked implementation of an amendment adopted by Oklahoma in November 2010 that would bar state courts from considering Shariah, or Islamic, law in any proceedings. Soon after voters approved the amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations sued and a district court issued a preliminary injunction, saying that the amendment most likely violates the First Amendment. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals upheld the injunction, saying the state had not demonstrated any compelling reason for discrimination against one religion.



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