Dispatches from the Creation Wars

TRO on Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law Extended

A federal judge in Oklahoma has extended the temporary restraining order against certifying the anti-sharia and international law referendum passed by 70% of that state’s voters two weeks ago.

An Oklahoma City federal judge says she needs more time to decide if a voter-approved restriction against Islamic law should be kept out of the state constitution.

“It’s certainly not a matter to be taken lightly with what is at stake here,” U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange said at the end of a two-hour hearing Monday.

The hearing was over whether to convert the temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction preventing the law from going into effect while the case challenging that law is being heard. This is going to be an interesting case to watch.