American Law for American Courts
Speaking, J. Christopher Byrd, Partner
Law Offices of Davis, Byrd and Yost
Why does Texas need a law requiring our courts to adhere to our laws?
For a number of years now, aspects of Islamic Sharia law have been finding their way into Texas and other American courtrooms. You may also remember that a few years ago and recently, a Supreme Court Justice posited that, not just our Constitution, but also foreign and international law should be considered in their rulings. The United Nations frequently writes treaties which, if ratified by our Congress, would severely limit the freedoms of American citizens which are guaranteed in our Constitution.
As recognition of Sharia is being demanded in courtrooms across the country, 9 states have passed ALAC legislation. The model legislation has never been successfully challenged. In Texas, an ALAC bill (SB 1639) was introduced in the last legislative session but did not pass.
J. Christopher Byrd is a founding partner in the Boerne law firm of Davis, Byrd and Yost. His Doctor of Jurisprudence and MBA are from Texas Tech University. He has served as a National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury and as the Municipal Court of Record Judge in Amarillo, Texas. Chris is a CPA and also former Risk Manager with Ultramar Diamond Shamrock and has held a number of risk management, legal and accounting positions with Phillips Petroleum Co. These positions all lend expertise in complicated business, banking, oil and gas, and risk management matters. Chris serves as Counsel for the Center for Security Policy and Act! for America and testified against the muslim brotherhood in the Texas Senate hearings on SB 1639 last year.
Chris is co-founder of EarlyAct FirstKnight, (www.eafk.org) a Rotary program which promotes service and moral character to young people in approximately 40 school districts, reaching some 55,000 students in four states.
Please join us to learn about Sharia in America, its threat to our liberty, and about the importance of ALAC in Texas and our nation.
Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend or two.