Senators pledge vote on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

On December 21, 2015, Jordain Carney writes in The Hill that Senators Charles Schumer  and John Cornyn are pledging to get a vote on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which is designed to allow families of 9/11 victims (and future terrorism victims) to sue sponsors of terrorism.

“The legislation, which the senators introduced earlier this year, would block foreign governments and sponsors of terrorism from claiming “sovereign immunity” for attacks that killed Americans on U.S. soil. It would also allow them to be sued in U.S. courts,” writes Carney.

Late last year, the Senate passed the legislation, the House of Representatives allowed the bill to drop.

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