Quote Of The Day

Ken AshfordCourts/Law, Election 2010, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

"Many of us who understand the law are scratching our heads this morning, laughing so we don't cry…  I would like to see Oklahoma politicians explain if this means that the courts can no longer consider the Ten Commandments. Isn't that a precept of another culture and another nation? The result of this is that judges aren't going to know when and how they can look at sources of American law that were international law in origin."

– Rick Tepker, the first member of the University of Oklahoma School of Law faculty to try a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, on the referendum passed by Oklahoma citizens which bars state judges from — I am not making this up – considering Islamic or international law when making a ruling.

Which is kind of like passing a law which says that FEMA can't set up death camps to indoctrinate your kidnapped children into socialism.

It's very disconcerting what these right wingers actually believe.  They think liberal judges might come along and apply Sharia law?  Seriously?  As Digby once said: "Somebody's got to stop all those liberal judges from imposing ultra-conservative Sharia Law and stoning gays and women who stray from God's path. Oh wait…what are we talking about again?"