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Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

Montana read to OK anti-Sharia law

The Montana Legislature is poised to pass a bill to ban Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in courtrooms in the state.

The state House endorsed the measure 56-44 on Monday. It must pass a final vote before it goes to Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

The bill does not mention Sharia law, which is used in some parts of the Islamic world, but says that state judges may not apply foreign laws in their courtrooms.

Opponents say the bill targets Muslims, and the only reason Sharia law is not mentioned is because similar legislation in other states that specifically sought Sharia law bans have been ruled unconstitutional/Associated Press. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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