Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have introduced a bill to ban the use of “foreign law” in courts, joining a growing number of states that are apparently fearful of Sharia law taking hold in the U.S.
The bill doesn’t specifically mention Sharia law:
The General Assembly hereby declares it to be the public policy of this State to protect its citizens from the application of foreign law that would result in the violation of a right of a natural person guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution or the United States Constitution.
Though state Rep. George Cleveland (R), one of the sponsors of the bill, told the News & Observer that the bill is “to ensure that any individual in this state does not have to worry about being taken advantage of by foreign laws. It’s barring any international law.”
“If Sharia law tries to be enforced in the state,” Cleveland said, “yeah, it would do it.”