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Friday, September 23, 2016

Obama Vetoes Bill Allowing 9/11 Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

NY Times   Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected

Obama vetoes bill paving way for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, setting up a possible override

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. . . "That step is not assured, though. The administration has begun courting lawmakers, particularly fellow Democrats, who may agree with the spirit of the legislation but could be swayed to Obama’s side by arguments about the potential geopolitical ramifications of the bill. 
"The legislation would revive a lawsuit brought by families of Sept. 11 victims against the Saudi government by clarifying a 1976 law governing the principle of sovereign immunity. The measure specifies that foreign governments could be held liable in American courts for terrorist attacks in the U.S. 
"The White House has warned that the legislation could prompt legal and economic retaliation from foreign governments. It has raised the specter of the U.S. government being sued in courts all over the world, and pointed to Saudi Arabia’s threat to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. debt and other assets, though the effectiveness of that has been called into question." . . .


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