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  • State Rep. Peggy Mast (KS) 1:35 pm on July 13, 2012 Permalink |
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    Kansas bans foreign law from use in state courts

    Bill: SB79 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Mast, and signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, House Substitute for SB79 states that “any court, arbitration, tribunal or administrative agency ruling or decision shall violate the public policy of this state and be void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal or administrative agency bases its rulings or decisions in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code or system that would not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights and privileges granted under the United States and Kansas constitutions.”

    Also: “Gov. Brownback signs bill banning Islamic Sharia, other foreign law from use in courts”

    “Kansas District Court First to Apply American Laws for American Courts legislation”

    “Peggy Mast: Setting the Record Straight on American Laws for American Courts Legislation”

    “Sharia Law: Kansas Lawmakers Pass Ban”

    “Kansas lawmakers pass anti-Islamic law measure”

    “Misguided Attack on American Laws for American Courts”

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  • State Rep. Peggy Mast (KS) 12:36 pm on April 1, 2012 Permalink |
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    Kansas joins states with fetal pain abortion laws

    Bill: HB2218 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Rep. Peggy Mast et al, introducted by Rep. Lance Kinzer, and signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, HB2218 is a Nebraska-style fetal pain law that bans abortions at 22 weeks gestation (20 weeks post-conception) based on the capacity of unborn children feel pain.

    Also: “Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Signs Fetal Pain-Abortion Ban”

     
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