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From the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, Efforts To Ban Sharia Law in Courts Spreading:

According to this story in the USA Today, the movement to keep the Koran out of the courts isn’t limited to the Sooner state.

At least seven states, including Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, have proposed similar laws. Tennessee and Louisiana have enacted versions of the law banning use of foreign law under certain circumstances. Former U.S. speaker Newt Gingrich would like to see Congress adopt a similar [sic] for the federal courts.

Seriously, why don’t we have some sort of Constitutional provision prohibiting the government from respecting an establishment of religion? You’d think one or more of the Founding Fathers would have intended there to be some sort of metaphorical (and I’m just pulling this off the top of my head here) wall between church and state.