Most state legislative sessions are just starting up, yet we have already seen legislators introduce 13 bills in nine states that would prohibit the “application of foreign laws” in state courts. Now, on the surface, that might not sound like a church-state issue, but that’s by design.
Yesterday, a federal court of appeals released a troubling decision in which the judges ruled, by a vote of 2-1, that a controversial government-prayer practice can continue.
Citing fear of Shariah, or Islamic law, Idaho legislators rejected a bill that would bring the state’s child support program in line with federal regulations. Their act may cost the state millions.