Right-Wingers Gone Wild

Abby Zimet


Oklahoma's "Save Our State" constitutional
amendment passed last week declaring that courts must rely on state and
federal, not international or Islamic law - declared
by wackos "a pre-emptive strike against activist judges" but dubbed by
experts "a mess " and "an answer in
search of a problem" - has, less than surprisingly, run into some problems. Last week, the head of the state's Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit against it. Today, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against it. Now it turns out the new law may unwittingly ban
courts from referencing the 10 Commandments, at the heart of much
of U.S law and so popular in Oklahoma they passed a Ten Commandments Monument Display Act so people could see them all over the place.

"Many of us who understand the law are scratching our heads this
morning, laughing so we don't cry." - Rick Tepker of the
University of Oklahoma School of Law

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