“Our legal code is much more than just a series of rules and procedures – it is the expression of our unifying principles,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa. “Our laws reflect our values and ideals, and those who embrace and wish to protect those values should be pleased by this bill’s passage. It’s simple - either you wish to see our law used to determine court rulings, or you think it’s appropriate for foreign law to excuse or justify crime in our state.”
Senate Bill 671 will now advance to the House for consideration.
“The Constitution provides clear guarantees to those who enter our courts, and this law will ensure those guarantees will never be broken by the whim of a judge who is influenced by foreign law,” Newberry said. “By approving this measure, we are protecting both our core principles and the rule of law.”