“Itâ€™s been buried in all of the Election Day reporting, but the voters of Oklahoma did something on Tuesday worthy of note. By a substantial margin, they approved a measure prohibiting judges from considering international law or sharia (Islamic law) when deciding cases. About 70 percent of voters Tuesday were in favor of this measure.
The purpose of the measure is to direct judges to exclusively use state and federal law to guide their judicial decisionmaking. The sponsor of the measure called it a â€œpre-emptive strikeâ€ designed to close the door on activist judges who use international law or sharia law in legislating from the bench.”