September 7th Issue

Dial 9-11 For JASTA

Fifteen years on, 9/11 victims’ families demand justice. By Roshanak Taghavi Justice and security are on the minds of many Americans commemorating September 11 this week, as newly de-classified documents re-ignite the debate over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the deadliest attacks in contemporary U.S. history — and congressional legislation is proposing to hold the Kingdom responsible in American courts. JASTA, or the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the actions of its citizens, lower-level officials, and state-sponsored charities that may have aided and abetted the Al Qaeda operation. Passed by the U.S. Senate in May and now under deliberation in the House of Representatives, the bill has sparked a debate in Washington over whether or not a civilian court system should be allowed to try a foreign country for a terror attack — and i (Read More)

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