Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Application of Religious Law in U.S. Courts: Selected Legal Issues

This report discusses proposals to limit the consideration by domestic courts of religious principles in general, and Islamic law in particular. It explains the role that religious law and beliefs may play in U.S. courts and analyzes the constitutional protections for religion in the First Amendment. Finally, the report also addresses the role of foreign and international law generally in U.S. courts and potential unintended consequences of restrictions on the consideration of religious or foreign law.

Source: Congressional Research Service [via federation of American Scientists

Download full pdf publication

No comments: