terrorism committed on American soil, legal experts say.American interests around the world could face serious damage as a result of a new law that empowers U.S. citizens to sue any country with a role in
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) gives families and
survivors of the September 11 attacks an avenue to pursue justice in
American courts against Saudi Arabia, for what they believe is its
connection to the terrorist attack.
Legal experts told ABC News that JASTA, which Congress passed today over
President Barack Obama’s veto, opens the U.S. to lawsuits in foreign
courts brought by other countries’ citizens, threatens American
interests abroad and risks rupturing diplomatic relations.