Federal judge keeps Sharia law restriction out of Oklahoma Constitution

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange’s order against the Sharia law ban is only a preliminary injunction, not a permanent one. The Oklahoma Election Board can appeal.

BY NOLAN CLAY AND CARLA HINTON Published: November 30, 2010
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An Oklahoma City federal judge Monday ruled against a voter- approved restriction on Islamic law.

In a 15-page order, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange continued to keep the restriction out of the Oklahoma Constitution. Her ruling was a victory for an Oklahoma City Muslim leader who had complained his constitutional religious rights were in jeopardy.

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