US judge blocks Islamic law vote certification in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge on Monday granted a request to prevent the state of Oklahoma from certifying election results for a constitutional amendment that would bar state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
US District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange said she granted the preliminary injunction against State Question 755 until she rules on the merits of a challenge to the law. The law was approved by 70 percent of Oklahoma voters in a Nov. 2 referendum.Muneer Awad with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma sued to block the law from taking effect. He argued that the ban on Islamic law, also known as Sharia Law, likely would affect every aspect of his life as well as the execution of his will after his death.
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