Nixon vetoes bill banning foreign laws in Missouri

  • Nixon has no time for the Civil Liberties Defense Act

Gov. Jay Nixon got out his veto pen today to strike down one of the more bizarre and meaningless bills that the Missouri General Assembly actually passed this year.

At issue: Senate Bill 267, better known as the “Civil Liberties Defense Act.”

The name makes the legislation sound good, but the language in is vague and strange. The bill purports to outlaw any court or administrative ruling that’s based on foreign law deemed “repugnant or inconsistent” with the Missouri and U.S. constitutions.

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