USA TODAY released an article on Sunday highlighting the growing number of state legislatures proposing or enacting the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation, which was drafted by AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi. ALAC is designed to prohibit the application of foreign law, including, but not limited to sharia, when it would violate fundamental constitutional rights such as due process and equal protection.
The article highlights that North Carolina last month became the [eighth] state to pass ALAC legislation; Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to sign the bill shortly.
In addition, the article quotes AFLC client and public policy ally Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, who states that the idea of foreign laws entering American courts is “an affront to the Constitution of the United States and detrimental to those whose rights are infringed.”