Should victims of terror be allowed to sue foreign countries? | The Tylt

Should victims of terror be allowed to sue foreign countries?

The Senate voted overturn Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). Obama vetoed the bill because it undermines the United States' sovereignty, and it's unclear if the bill actually helps bring sponsors of terror to justice. However, a majority of elected officials, as well as both presidential candidates support the bill, saying it sends a clear message that the United States will not tolerate terrorism. 

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Under international law right now, citizens cannot sue a foreign nation or actor in court. These disputes are resolved through diplomacy instead. JASTA would make it possible for United States citizens to sue, but also for anyone to sue the U.S. In case you missed it, there are a lot of people who would love to sue the U.S. 

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However, others see JASTA as a means of standing up to foreign states and getting justice for victims of terror. 

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Critics of the law say it will have huge consequences on the international stage. 

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But it's difficult to balance potential consequences against all the lives lost in the war on terror. 

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