‘Sovereign immunity’ threatened as 9/11 victims may now sue Saudi Arabia: Daily Bullshit, September 27-28, 2016

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So “foreign governments view the measure [JASTA] as an effort to undermine their sovereignty [sic] immunity”[1] and “[t]he bipartisan vote on the Hill was a rebuke of the President who had argued the Justice for State Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) — which for the first time would allow suits in American courts against state sponsors of terrorist attacks inside the US — could open the US government to lawsuits for the actions of military service members and diplomats.”[2] How exactly is this an argument against the bill? How, exactly, does one defend sovereign immunity?

Ted Barrett, “Congress overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill,” CNN, September 28, 2016, http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/28/news/override-obama-veto-911-bill/index.html

Brent Griffiths, “CIA’s Brennan: It’s ‘hard to believe’ senators defied Obama on Saudi 9/11 bill,” Politico, Spetember 28, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/senate-defies-obama-saudi-9-11-bill-john-brennan


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Sandi Doughton, “A new ‘how-to’ for tsunami-safe buildings: ‘We’re trying to save lives,’” Seattle Times, September 27, 2016, http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/a-new-how-to-for-tsunami-safe-buildings-were-trying-to-save-lives/


  1. [1]Brent Griffiths, “CIA’s Brennan: It’s ‘hard to believe’ senators defied Obama on Saudi 9/11 bill,” Politico, Spetember 28, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/senate-defies-obama-saudi-9-11-bill-john-brennan
  2. [2]Ted Barrett, “Congress overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill,” CNN, September 28, 2016, http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/28/news/override-obama-veto-911-bill/index.html

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