Brownback To Decide Fate Of Anti-Islamic Law Bill

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisehr
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisehr

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to decide the fate of a bill aimed at keeping Kansas courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.

Brownback had a Friday deadline to sign or veto the bill or let it become law without his signature. His office hasn't said what he would do.

Muslim groups have urged him to veto the measure, arguing it promotes discrimination.

Supporters of the measure worry about Shariah law being applied in Kansas courts, although they point out the bill doesn't specifically mention codes within the Islamic legal system.

Instead, it says courts or other tribunals can't base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.


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