Fifth Amendment

District Court Rules Anti-Terrorism Law Violates Fifth Amendment

By Scott R. Anderson
Friday, January 7, 2022, 6:27 PM

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has held that the 2019 Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act (“PSJVTA”)—successor to the 2018 Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act—cannot subject the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization to the personal jurisdiction of federal courts for the purposes of terrorism-related civil liability, as the means by which it purports to secure their consent to such jurisdiction are in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.

You can read the decision here and below.