When the voters of Oklahoma bravely protected the state's judiciary from Sharia law and international law, it's possible -- I'm just saying it's possible -- that they didn't think it through carefully:
Last year, radical right-wing politicians in Oklahoma passed the Ten Commandments Monument Display Act ... The bill authors noted that “the Ten Commandments found in the Bible, Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21, are an important component of the moral foundation of the laws and legal system of the United States of America and of the State of Oklahoma.” ...It's true -- Charlton Heston's portrayal notwithstanding, Moses was not an American, much less an Oklahoman, and the laws ascribed to Moses's chance encounter with a bush originate far from these shores.
"Many of us who understand the law are scratching our heads this morning, laughing so we don’t cry,” he said. “I would like to see Oklahoma politicians explain if this means that the courts can no longer consider the Ten Commandments. Isn’t that a precept of another culture and another nation? The result of this is that judges aren’t going to know when and how they can look at sources of American law that were international law in origin.”
You would think the very fact of Sharia law in places like Saudi Arabia, Taliban-dominated sectors of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and elsewhere would demonstrate the importance of keeping religious law separate from civic law. It would do precisely that, but it would require a little thinking to make the connection. Voting majorities of Oklahomans don't go for the thinking, so here we are, and it will be both distressing and hilarious -- mostly hilarious -- to watch the state's polity wallow in this self-made muckhole.