Texas has moved forward with legislation that would essentially ban Sharia law from taking precedent in the state’s courts.  Gov. Greg Abbott has signed Texas House Bill 45, which prohibits state judges from applying any foreign law over Texas and U.S. laws, specifically in family law cases. Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano), one of the bill’s co-authors, thanked the governor, who signed the bill last Wednesday. Leach called the law a “vitally important bill to further safeguard and

protect our Constitutional rights!”  The bill, also known as the “American Laws for American Courts” bill, would protect the constitutional rights of litigants in family law cases where a foreign law could be applied.  For example, foreign law was often applied in Texas cases concerning divorce orders, child support, property settlements, and spousal disputes, according to Breitbart, which referenced a press release from the bill’s lead author, Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton).  READ MORE