Supreme Court Won't Hear Sept. 11 Claims Against Saudi Arabia





A lawsuit against Saudi Arabia filed by survivors and families members of those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ended as the Supreme Court announced Monday it will not hear additional arguments from the victims who were trying to revive their case.

The case against Saudi Arabia and five of its princes was already tossed out by two lower courts. More than 6,000 people joined the suit, claiming the Saudis were directly responsible for allowing the flow of money to Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda that was necessary to bankroll the terror attacks.

The Obama Administration urged the Court not to take the case. Solicitor General Elena Kagan argued the lower courts were right in their assessment that federal law protects the Saudi government and its princes are immune from lawsuits.



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