States must choose -- sharia or Constitution?

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  1. freeatlast

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    A pro-national defense activist says the recent decision by Pennsylvania judge Mark Martin to throw out an assault charge against a Muslim man based on sharia law is the perfect illustration of why states must enact statutes banning foreign law from American jurisprudence....
    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1548492
     
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    Judge Mark Martin said he dismissed the case for lack of evidence.

    Nothing to see here, move along...
     
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    States most certainly DO NOT have to choose!

    They already operate under a Constitution, both state and national, that insures their actions.
     
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    There is a link in one of the comments at the bottom of this article, to an additional article on the Above the Law website; which itself has a link or two to additional articles.

    It would be of benefit for folks to read those articles, do a little more research, find out the rest of the story. For example, lawyers are agreeing that the ruling was based on US constitutional law; but everyone's agreeing that the judge's wording and berating of the victim was troublesome.
     
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    That's what happens when we elect politicians who appoint reactive judges -- and/or -- when we vote into office, depending on the particular judge or court in question -- liberal judges who are not strict constitutionalists.
     
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    Knee-jerk reaction noted.
     
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    Was it a court of record? If so, the prosecution should have appealed.

    The states should vote on Sharia, Constitution, or Articles of Confederation.
     

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