Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Do We REALLY have the Best Legal System in the World?

That's what we've been told, but I think many of us (specifically Conservatives) have always wondered... Is a system that allows Mumia -a cop killer- to become a children's book writer and a celebrity the best? Is a system that lets OJ Simpson turn his wife into a Pez dispenser and Michael Jackson touch little kids because they can throw a football and sing a song a good system? Is it actually THE BEST or is it just BETTER than other places...

Places in the Middle East perhaps where you can be hung for being gay and stoned for being raped... Places that practice Sharia Law...?

Well, add this to the pile of steaming crap that seems to consistently be produced by the judges in our glorious legal system these days:

"A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday to block a new amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the order after an Oklahoma man filed a lawsuit claiming the amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will, which he said is partially based on Islamic Law, also known as Sharia Law.
"My constitutional rights are being violated through the condemnation of my faith," said Muneer Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma. "Islam was the target of this amendment. This amendment does not have a secular purpose."
The measure, State Question 755, was approved with 70 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 general election. The judge's order prevents the state Election Board from certifying the results of that vote, which it had planned to do Tuesday afternoon.
The order will remain in effect until a Nov. 22 hearing on a preliminary injunction..." (SOURCE)

Someone needs to remind Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange that if we allow Sharia law to creep into the US, we'll have nothing to hold up to make our legal system look more civilized...

In other annoying legal happenings yesterday:

A Philadelphia jury deadlocked on whether to give a man THAT ADMITTED HE KILLED A COP IN COLD BLOOD the death penalty (source). Why bother having a death penalty at all...if a confessed cop killer doesn't get it--who would?

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