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About "Repeal JASTA"
JASTA, or the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, was enacted to allow victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for their involvement in the terrorist attacks. This case argues that Saudi Arabia would not provide them money if they won in court, so the only people who get any money are the lawyers litigating it forever and collecting fees.
Distressed families will simply end up exhausted, impoverished and disappointed at the false hope JASTA raised. To make matters worse, other countries are looking at JASTA and following suit by suing the US in court. Our soldiers, after all, have killed people in foreign countries, so if we’re suing their people, they can do the same back to us. And JASTA violates the constitutional separation of powers in that it gives the Judicial Branch, instead of the President, the power to make foreign policy decisions, a bad idea since the judiciary is not equipped to do so.
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Anna Baker competed in speech and debate for six years before graduating. She also enjoyed competing at the national level. She loved researching cases and thinking critically on impactful topics of the day.