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   Question 755 - Oklahoma International Law Amendment

ELECTION INFORMATION

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International & Sharia Law

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

11/30/2009 12:00 am

Polls Open

11/2/2010 6:00 am

Polls Close

11/2/2010 6:00 pm

Term Starts

1/3/2011 12:00 pm

Term Ends

1/3/9999 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 11/7/2010, Updated 11/7/2010

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NARRATIVE

This measure amends the State Constitution. It changes a section that deals with the courts of this state. It would amend Article 7, Section 1. It makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law. International law is also known as the law of nations. It deals with the conduct of international organizations and independent nations, such as countries, states and tribes. It deals with their relationship with each other. It also deals with some of their relationships with persons. The law of nations is formed by the general assent of civilized nations. Sources of international law also include international agreements, as well as treaties. Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed. Shall the proposal be approved? For the proposal Yes: __________ Against the proposal No: __________


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

11/7/2010 2:00 am

News

Muslim Group Sues Okla. Over Sharia Ban


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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2009

695,568
70.08%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2009

296,903
29.92%

 

Source for election returns: http://www.ok.gov/elections/support/10gen.html


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