38) Despite the legislative clamor for anti-Sharia laws and the use of the SLASC document and its compilation of cases as rationale for such laws, we have been unable to find any sustained scholarly commentary about the SLASC document.
The Act is reproduced as Appendix B to SLASC and SLASC states that "[v]ersions of the" law have "passed into law in Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona.
44) SLASC gathered information about state cases via "Google Scholar using search terms including 'Islam,' 'Islamic' 'Muslim,' 'Sharia' and "Shariah.
45) See Abed Awad, The True Story of Sharia in American Courts, THE NATION, (June 13, 2012) (stating that SLASC and supporters of the anti-sharia movement ignore that "whether a US judge considers Sharia as a foreign law as in the Exxon case, or as a way to better understand a dispute between parties, as in Odatella, the extent of its applicability is always dictated by American law").
SLASC defines "Highly Relevant" as "upon legal review [the cases] were found to involve Shariah in a conflict of law with the Constitutional principles or state public policy at the trial court or appellate court level.
60) A non-family-law example cited in SLASC is Saudi Basic Indus.