Chandra Bhatnagar Helps Win Case on Behalf of Council on American-Islamic Relations

A victory in federal court that former Skadden Fellow Chandra Bhatnagar (’02) helped achieve on behalf of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma was the subject of an article by the Associated Press (“US Judge Permanently Bans Okla. Islamic Law Vote,” Aug. 15). In the case, a federal judge blocked the certification of the results of a statewide election that approved a constitutional amendment banning courts from considering international or Islamic law in their decisions. “The Supreme Court has held that international law is part of our law,” said Chandra, a senior attorney with the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. “Preventing courts from considering foreign or international law raises serious questions about the separation of powers and the independence of courts and judges.” Chandra also authored an article for The Huffington Post about the win (“Oklahoma Can’t ‘Save’ Itself From the U.S. Constitution,” Aug. 20).