Expect the usual cast of characters to throw a tempter tantrum.
State Legislators announced House Bill 708 Tuesday, that would ban Sharia law, as well as other foreign laws, from being applied in Missouri courts.
State Representative Paul Curtman (R-Pacific) is sponsoring the legislation, and says Missourians should be governed by American law.
“I think this is another important step in defending the rights and liberties of our citizens,” Curtman said. “Our heritage is grounded in the idea that our government must protect those rights and liberties. This legislation will help make it clear the constitution and laws of our country are the only laws that should be considered when governing our citizens in our country.”
In a press conference with Speaker of the House Stephen Tilley (R-Perry) Tuesday morning, Curtman could not provide an example of foreign law trumping domestic law in Missouri courts.