Sept 1, 2013
Notwithstanding what some Oklahomans think, the authors of the U.S. Constitution were adamant in their belief that religion ought to be kept well apart from government.
That belief was recently upheld by a federal judge. And it had nothing to do (at least directly) with the Ten Commandments.
In 2010, Oklahoma voters, by a whopping 70 percent, approved State Question 755, which forbade the use of Shariah law (or any international law) in Oklahoma courts. It was quickly challenged as unconstitutional, which led to the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LeGrange. She ruled the law a violation of the Establishment Clause.