A measure barring the use of foreign laws in Missouri courts is being filed in the state legislature for the upcoming session. Under the bill, any court ruling based on a foreign law would be unenforceable.
House Republican Bill Kidd of Independence says the proposal is not similar to bans on Shariah Law that some states have enacted.
"I'm trying not to take it into that realm of this is an anti-Sharia or anti-Muslim deal," said Kidd. "I just wanted to make it basic that it's as simple as, if you're in the United States, use American laws in American courts. And I'm not trying to take into an issue of 'This is a Sharia, this is an anti-Muslim thing.' It's not."