Florida Senate votes 24 to 14 to approve American Laws for American Courts legislation.
Vote by Full House on HB 903 is pending.
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The Florida Senate has approved American Laws for American Courts legislation which would prohibit Sharia and other foreign laws. The full senate voted voted 24 to 14 in favor of SB 386 titled Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases at the third reading during the Monday, April 28, 2014 session.
This legislation, commonly known as “American Laws for American Courts”, would prohibit Florida courts from considering certain provisions of foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law, if such provisions are inconsistent with the Florida and United States of America Constitutions.
If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws or legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.
Here’s how they voted (totally on party lines):
|Oscar , II Braynon||No||Democrat|
|Charles S. Dean Sr.||Yes||Republican|
|Nancy C. Detert||Yes||Republican|
|Miguel Diaz de la Portilla||Yes||Republican|
|Dorothy L. Hukill||Yes||Republican|
|Arthenia L. Joyner||No||Democrat|
|Maria Lorts Sachs||No||Democrat|
|Christopher L. Smith||No||Democrat|
|Geraldine F. Thompson||No||Democrat|