Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers are once again weighing a bill to ban the “application of foreign law” in family law cases in state courts.
The new House Bill 522 does not specifically mention Islamic Law or “Sharia,” but it was the topic of a supporting handout provided to the panel by House sponsor Rep. Chris Whitmire, R-Transylvania.
Whitmire said both the House and the Senate have already passed the language in the bill, which says courts, arbitrators, mediators and other state officials shall not recognize “foreign law” in family law cases if it would “result in the violation of a fundamental constitutional right of a natural person.”
“There are times when foreign laws in our courts have very demonstrably violated civil rights in our courts,” Whitmire told the committee. “We’ve had multiple cases around the United States – 27 that I’ve got in my bag here.”
Whitmire said his bill “undergirds the basis of our free market economy and our American legal tradition” by banning judges from recognizing such laws.
“There’s an ever-growing frequency of foreign laws under the concept of comity entering our courts,” he said. “The judiciary is being forced to legislate from the bench.”
Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, said she couldn’t see the need for the bill.
“Doesn’t the Constitution already guarantee this?” Wade asked. “I don’t see why we have to make another law. The Constitution is already the law.”
Good point. But the Constitution is now merely a guideline of convenient reference.
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