Virginia to get American law for American courts

Bill: HB825 (PDF)

Sponsored by Delegate Robert G. Marshall, HB825 states that “no justice, judge, or other judicial officer of any court of the Commonwealth shall decide any issue in a case or action before that court…in whole or in part based on the authority of foreign law except to the extent that the United States Constitution or Constitution of Virginia or any federal or state law requires or authorizes the consideration of such foreign law.”

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