By Nadia Ahmed and Ahmed Bedier
This paper will examine legislation regarding the ban of foreign and/or Islamic law currently pending in the state legislatures across the country and its intended and unintended consequences. However noble the goals of these proposed laws, no rx the theory behind them is misguided. If passed, no rx this legislation will be disastrous to the economy of these several states. It will clog an already congested court system. It will adversely impact international trade and commerce, cost American jobs and cause a steep decline in revenue for the U.S. This proposed ban on foreign law sacrifices the crux of religious liberty guaranteed by both the U.S. and state.