North Carolina might join the handful of other states that have made the disputed move to ban foreign laws from its domestic legal cases, family law cases in particular. Last week, the state House passed HB 695, putting it a step closer to becoming law.
Its success thus far hasn't come without debate in the state, as has been the case in other states that have faced the same decision of whether to prohibit the application of foreign law in their courts. Critics suspect that the legal efforts are challenges to Sharia law and religion specifically. At the center of debate is whether it is ethical for the legal system to target one religion.