Paul Pope

Sharia Law Bill: 'It's a completely useless act'

Mar 28, 2017
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American Muslims and constitutional law experts say that bills to prevent the use of a specific kind of Islamic code in courts are frivolous measures meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of Islam.

The Montana Legislature is one of the states considering a bill to prohibit the use of foreign laws.

Senate Bill 97's text doesn't single out any religion or culture, but both proponents and opponents believe that the intent of the law is clear.

MSUB University Relations

We live in a democracy, but what exactly does that mean? And how does the American system of government differ from others around the world?

Democracies will be under the microscope in the new spring lecture series “Frontiers of Democracy: Exploring the Past and Looking to the Future” at the Montana State University Billing Library.