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2966 Dead <d...@gone.com> wrote in news:email@example.com:
> On Mon, 14 May 2012 09:04:59 -0500, David Hartung wrote:
>> On 05/14/2012 08:45 AM, 2966 Dead wrote:
>>> On Mon, 14 May 2012 08:39:09 -0500, David Hartung wrote:
>>>> On 05/13/2012 12:33 PM, 2966 Dead wrote:
>>>>> [Zeppnote: so when are they going to ban Jewish and Christian
>>>>> Kansas Bans Islamic Law
>>>>> By Kevin Murphy, Reuters
>>>>> 13 May 12
>>>>> Kansas lawmakers have passed legislation intended to prevent the
>>>>> state courts or agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws
>>>>> in making decisions, a measure critics have blasted as an
>>>>> embarrassment to the state.
>>>> While this law might seem at first glance to be foolish, stop and
>>>> consider that within the past few months, we have had a US Supreme
>>>> Court Justice defend the use of foreign law in US courts. This may
>>>> be nothing more than an attempt by the Kansas legislature to ensure
>>>> that Kansas judges base their rulings only on US law.
>>> Got a cite for that claim, David?
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/us/12ginsburg.html [...]
>> In wide-ranging remarks here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended
>> the use of foreign law by American judges, suggested that torture
>> should not be used even when it might yield important information and
>> reflected on her role as the Supreme Courtâ€™s only female justice.
>> The occasion was a symposium at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio
>> State University honoring her 15 years on the court.
> You think a one-line opinion on a speech by a Justice amounts to an
> actual cite?
> And that she said something like that doesn't mean that foreign law is
> applicable in American courts, or that she was suggesting such.
> Here's what else is reported:
> She [Ginsburg] said the controversy was a misunderstanding between
> being bound by foreign law and merely citing it as a wise influence.
> She had this to say:
> â€śI frankly donâ€™t understand all the brouhaha lately from
> Congress and
> even from some of my colleagues about referring to foreign law â€¦ Why
> shouldnâ€™t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least
> as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a
Are not the Ten Commandments - which conservatives are
always proclaiming as a source of law and morality - "foreign"?