Oklahoma voters ban use of Islamic, international law in state court decisions

[JURIST] Oklahoma voters on Tuesday approved State Question 755 [text, PDF], an amendment to the state constitution [text] that bans the use of Islamic or international law in state court decisions. The amendment, also known as the Save Our State amendment, was approved by voters 70 percent to 30 percent [unofficial results]. The amendment was overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature before Tuesday’s vote and allows state courts only to look to legal precedents of other states for guidance, provided…

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