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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fundamentalist Terrorists Benefit from "Fundamental Fairness"

Fundamentalist Terrorists Benefit from "Fundamental Fairness"


  • An American jury unanimously found the PLO and the Palestinian Authority (PA) liable for the terror that had been inflicted against these American citizens.
  • Late last year, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the verdict. The Circuit's strange reasoning was that "fundamental fairness" does not allow U.S. courts to exercise civil jurisdiction over terrorists who act outside of U.S. territory.
  • American courts have long held that the Due Process Clause does not bar the federal government from freezing the assets of terrorists, bringing them to face criminal trial, or even imposing the death penalty upon them.
  • Given the Second Circuit Court's controversial decision, the case warrants an opinion from the Supreme Court.

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