- Associated Press - Monday, March 20, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation requiring state judges to use only American-based laws when making decisions.

The bill approved by a 22-9 vote Monday would prevent rulings or contracts from being enforced if they’re based on foreign laws that don’t grant one of several fundamental rights under the U.S. or Arkansas constitutions.

The measure heads back to the House to consider an amendment that one of the rights listed, the right to marry, can’t conflict with federal law or U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

The House-backed measure faces criticism that it targets Muslims and that it’s unnecessary, as well as concerns that it would affect private business contracts.


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