Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fla. ‘foreign law’ bill moves forward

By Ashley Lopez | Feb. 22, 2012 | The Independent America | [Original Article]

"A Florida House judiciary committee passed a bill today that would outlaw the use of “foreign law” in family court cases...The bill also happens to be a piece of model legislation written by anti-Islam leader David Yerushalmi..." [Read More]

"...The bill would regulate the “application of foreign law in certain cases,” which members and speakers opposed to the measure say is not a problem that Florida now faces. A representative of the Family Law section of the Florida Bar pointed out that the bill is a “solution for a problem that does not exist.” She said there are already laws in place that safeguard against the intervention of laws that do not apply...." [Read More]

"...Ron Bilbao, who spoke on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, told members that the bill is “unnecessary....” [Read More]

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