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Iraqis Use 9/11 Victims Bill To Demand Compensation From US For 2003 Invasion By
After the US Congress passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which overrides the principle of sovereign immunity to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, an Iraqi group has requested parliament...
Lawyers Scramble To Sue Saudis Over 9/11 Before Congress Reneges On JASTA By
In the wake of Wednesday’s high-profile veto override votes in the House and Senate, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) became law, and with it, victims of 9/11 and their families gained the right to sue Saudi Arabia in US courts over their involvement...
White House: Veto Override ‘The Single Most Embarrassing Thing’ Senate Has Done By
After weeks of heavily lobbying the Senate to kill the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), there was no consoling the White House for a decisive loss today. The Senate voted 97-1 to override President Obama’s veto of JASTA, and the House quickly followed...
Defense Secretary Says 9/11 Victims Bill Would Expose “American Secrets” By
With a veto override vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Senate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is doing some last minute public lobbying against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which previously passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. JASTA...