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In response to a letter published May 30, even the most cursory Internet search will show that yes, judges do have to take an oath and yes, they do swear to uphold the constitution of the United States and (if a state judge) the constitution of the state they in which they are serving.
The wording varies slightly from state to state. Kentucky famously requires that the person taking the oath swear he/she has not participated in a duel either actively or as a second or as an observer, but all the ones I read in a brief search do not allow for a deviation from upholding the laws of the United States and, in the case of nonfederal judges, the laws of the state as well.
Yes, most of the things the writer cites as examples of Sharia law are allowed in countries with Sharia law or laws based on Sharia law. The U.S. is not such a country. If the writer knows of or has heard of any judge in the U.S. basing decisions on law other than the law of the United States or the law of the state they serve, I would hope he would bring this to the attention of that judge’s superiors, all the newspapers in the country, the attorney general, the Justice Department and anyone else he can think of who is in a position to investigate his allegations and act if they are found to be true.
If, on the other hand, the writer is simply looking for information I would recommend Google, Bing or the public library. Hardin County has an excellent public library by the way, with employees who are eager to help research any questions one might have on any number of topics.
In the interest of Christian charity I will keep to myself my thoughts as to the actual reason for the writer’s letter.