According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, there are 20 states working on legislation which would prohibit foreign laws from infiltrating state court decisions. Without directly stating as much, the laws are seen as a ban and attack on Sharia law. Encompassing moral and religious principles of Islam, Sharia law is the legal system of many Muslim nations. Sharia law has found its way into American court rooms mainly in divorce and child custody cases. Opponents to the proposed legislation, claim that the laws are “unnecessary, unconstitutional and motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry.” A member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations claimed that the only goal of the proposed legislation was to “target Islam.” A federal appellate court in Denver agreed, holding that barring the use of Sharia and foreign law generally, violates the U.S. Constitution’s establishment clause which prohibits giving special treatment to one religion over others. However, this holding does not answer the primary question of whether or not a court should allow foreign or religious laws to decide a case in a U.S. courthouse in the first place. Would the holding allow contracting parties to select Sharia law as the choice of law to be applied in the event of a dispute?