Law to enable 9/11 suits vs. Saudi Arabia is right and proper

(CNN)Less than two weeks ago, the United States Senate approved a measure to clear the way for lawsuits against foreign governments that provide tangible support to terrorist attackers who cause injury or death in the U.S. Not a single member of the Senate objected to this legislation, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).



    Fareed’s Take: U.S. and Saudi alliance



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Cevallos is of course free to disagree with over a century of Supreme Court jurisprudence about so-called retroactive laws. But his attempt to superimpose his personal theories about such laws in this separate and unique context is more than a bridge too far.
Greater caution and more diligent analysis should precede the offering of a legal opinion that is so squarely at odds with applicable law, constitutional history and the judgments of our elected representatives — especially when the matter at hand concerns the 15-year-long quest for justice and accountability by the family members of the thousands of innocent people who were slaughtered or injured on 9/11.

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