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Nixon vetoes Sharia law measure

Updated: 2013-06-03T19:33:35Z

By DAVE HELLING

UPDATE: Nixon has vetoed the bill.

The bill “is misguided, unnecessary and needlessly undermines certainty in important areas of the law,” his veto message says. “Missourians expect and deserve a judicial system that is both fair and predictable.”

Gov. Jay Nixon’s office has announced a news conference in St. Louis to “take action” on SB 267, a bill commonly referred to as the Sharia law bill.

In general, the measure prohibits use of foreign laws in Missouri courts. Some opponents are worried the bill could make it harder for Missouri couples to adopt children overseas.

Today’s news conference is expected to include “adoption experts.” That suggests a veto is likely.

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