What’s Driving the Passion Behind JASTA? LawFare Blog

Michel Paradis writes that the hardest argument to ignore when it comes to the Justice Against Sponsored Terrorism Act (JASTA) has been from the victims of the September 11th attack. The moral and political clout of this group is unquestionably why a Congress that cannot pass a routine budget was able to overwhelmingly override a presidential veto to ensure that JASTA became law. Paradis argues that the failure to bring the perpetrators of September 11th into a real courtroom for the past fifteen years has meant that the victims’ families and the country as a whole have been denied this opportunity for a battle-tested truth, and as a result, denied the opportunity for closure.