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'Anti-Shariah Law' Passes Florida House

April 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Legislation designed to prevent any foreign legal principles from being used in state courts passed the Florida House Thursday.

HB 351, sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha,has been widely dubbed the anti-Shariah law.

Supporters argued the bill is a preventive measure to ensure foreign law does not infiltrate the states family law courts.

Opponents called it a solution in search of a problem and said there has never been a case where someones constitutional rights were diminished by foreign law.





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