In the Legislature 02.03.17First Aired: February 3, 2017
Montana lawmakers are poised to pass a bill banning the use of foreign law in state courts.
The Rundown with Beth Saboe
In the Legislature 02.03.17
A bill to ban the use of foreign law in state courts is moving ahead in state legislature.
SB 97 doesn't mention Islamic law, or Sharia, but supporters spoke of fears that Muslim immigrants won't follow the state or U.S. constitution while opponents say the measure is discriminatory and unnecessary because there's never been an application of Sharia law in Montana's courts.