Sue the Saudis: 9/11 families want Obama to sign Bill

Protesters demonstrating outside the White House on Tuesday over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The legislation would create a statutory mechanism allowing families of victims of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in United
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Protesters demonstrating outside the White House on Tuesday over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

The legislation would create a statutory mechanism allowing families of victims of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in United States courts. Both houses of Congress have passed the Bill, but President Barack Obama has stated his intent to veto it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2016, with the headline 'Sue the Saudis: 9/11 families want Obama to sign Bill'. Print Edition | Subscribe