North Carolina bans use of foreign law in state courts

Bill: HB522 (PDF)

Sponsored by Reps. Speciale, Pittman, Avila, et al., and passed into law without a governor signature in 2013, HB522 states, “In recognition that the United States Constitution and the Constitution of North Carolina constitute the supreme law of this State, the General Assembly hereby declares it to be the public policy of this State to protect its citizens from the application of foreign law that would result in the violation of a fundamental constitutional right of a natural person. A court, administrative agency, arbitrator, mediator, or other entity or person acting under the authority of State law shall not apply a foreign law in any legal proceeding…”

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