Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter stated on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, that he will advocate for legislation, S. 2930, that clarifies the right of U.S. citizens to hold Saudi Arabia and others accountable for their alleged role as financial supporters of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Specter is sponsoring a bill, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, that would effectively overturn the 2008 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in In re Terrorist Attacks that dismissed Saudi Arabia and senior members of the Saudi royal family as defendants in the lawsuit alleging that they had responsibility for the 9/11 attacks
Explaining that the proposed law would increase the nation's ability to deter and prevent future terror attacks, Former White House Lawyer Richard Klingler said of the legislation, "The act would increase the scope of civil litigation directed against those who materially support terrorism, which may prove especially effective when directed against the financiers of terror and by providing incentives to foreign states to ensure that those closely affiliated with them [do not] further the efforts of terrorist organizations."
Read more about legislation involving foreign support of terrorist activity in the Philadelphia Inquirer and terrorist financing in the New York Post.
Learn about the In re Terrorist Attacks litigation that Motley Rice has filed on behalf of its clients against the alleged financiers and material supporters of the terrorist organization al Qaeda.
Learn about the Arab Bank Lawsuit that Motley Rice has filed on behalf of its clients alleging that the bank provided financial services to terrorist organizations.
Read about how Motley Rice anti-terrorism lawyers and human rights attorneys fight on behalf of terror victims and seek to disrupt terrorists' international fundraising efforts through anti-terrorism litigation.