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Bigamy case highlights ‘foreign law’ issue

When Tahira Naseer’s husband in Pakistan wanted to end their marriage, he declared three times that he divorced her, in accordance with Islamic law. After Naseer remarried and moved to Virginia with her new husband, a Virginia court had to decide if the divorce under Islamic law would protect Naseer from a later charge of bigamy. It ...

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