Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

What’s Driving the Passion Behind JASTA?

In all the debate over the Justice Against Sponsored Terrorism Act (JASTA), the hardest argument to ignore has been from the victims of the September 11th attack. The moral and political clout of this group is unquestionably why a Congress that cannot pass a routine budget was able to overwhelmingly override a presidential veto to ensure that JASTA became law. On its face, the legislation was held up as the only means of providing victims of the September 11th attack the ability to hale foreign governments, such as Saudi Arabia, into court for their purported complicity.

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

More on Sovereign Immunity and the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Jack has highlighted his and Curt Bradley's excellent op-ed in the New York Times this morning explaining the negative consequences to amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to allow Saudi Arabia and other countries to be sued for acts of international terrorism.

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