International law bar takes aim at overbroad bans on Shariah law

ABA Journal’s recent coverage about the Section’s work fighting the effort to ban the use of foreign law in Florida:

International law bar takes aim at overbroad bans on Shariah law

By William C. Smith
Jan 1, 2015, 03:00 am CST

The story of Florida’s anti-Shariah law movement began three years ago with a courtroom bang, but it ended last May in a legislative whimper.

It started when a state judge ruled in March 2011 that a dispute between the Islamic Education Center of Tampa and its ousted trustees should be resolved among the parties “under ecclesiastical Islamic law, pursuant to the Quran.” . . . read more