David Barkey is National Religious Freedom Counsel at the Anti-Defamation League.
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COMMENTARY: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Taints Florida Ban on Foreign Laws
This week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure widely touted as a “foreign law ban.” But proponents of such bans should not be too quick to claim victory.
This is a far cry from foreign law bans in states such as Kansas and Arizona, which demand their courts to reject foreign laws or judgments if they come from a country that does not protect rights in the identical way we do.