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Mike Moyle
Legislators pass bill that had been nixed over Islamic law

The Idaho Legislature approved federally mandated child support rules Monday, undoing a rejection that had jeopardized U.S. involvement in an international treaty and threatened to collapse the state's payment system. The bill now goes to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, who has said he will sign it into law. Idaho's rejection last month — by one vote on the last day of the legislative session over fears it could subject the U.S. courts to rulings made elsewhere under Islamic law — threatened an international effort intended to make it easier for parents to receive funds. There are about 150,000 active international cases involving about $600 million annually. ...

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