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Monday, March 28, 2011

"Prof. Moron" on Banning Sharia in Alabama Courts

Here is a link to an op-ed I published the other day in the Montgomery Advertiser, objecting to a recent bill proposed by an Alabama state senator which, like others that have been proposed elsewhere, would ban the state courts from "looking to" Sharia in deciding legal disputes.  It's short and doesn't address every nuance, but states my basic objection to these laws.  Here's a short quote indicating my views: "[The state senator who proposed the bill] has offered a solution to a non-existent problem. Since his bill is patently unconstitutional, it's a lousy solution at that." 

Two notes.  First, since the paper (oddly) didn't tell me it had accepted the op-ed before publishing it, I can't take responsibility for the editing.  Second, I am tickled to have been referred to as "Prof. Moron" in the online comments on the editorial. 

Posted by Paul Horwitz on March 28, 2011 at 01:47 PM in Paul Horwitz | Permalink


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Nice editorial, Paul. My fave commenter is the one who referred to you as a "pointy-headed intellectual." I hear this phrase thrown around all the time, and I still have no idea what it means. I think our crania are shaped just the same as the rest of the population. It has all the intellectual content of children on a playground calling each other "stupidheads" or some such. Such is the state of public discourse in the good old USA, I suppose.

Posted by: Dave | Mar 28, 2011 8:30:23 PM

Not only that but OH MY GOD YOU WERE BORN IN CANADA!!!!

Posted by: Bruce Boyden | Mar 28, 2011 3:43:53 PM

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