Congress didn’t go far enough in overriding Barack Obama’s veto of JASTA

Note, September 30, 2016: This post has been updated in line.

On learning that Congress had overridden Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a law limiting sovereign immunity for Saudi Arabia against lawsuits in connection with the 9/11 attacks,[1] I wondered how one defends sovereign immunity.[2] Read more

  1. [1]Ted Barrett, “Congress overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill,” CNN, September 28, 2016,
  2. [2]David Benfell, “‘Sovereign immunity’ threatened as 9/11 victims may now sue Saudi Arabia,” (Almost) Daily Bullshit, September 28, 2016,