When US Congress chases votes and not the law

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When US Congress chases votes and not the law
When read broadly, the legislation will generate future unforeseen applications of the so-called 9/11 law.

The United States Congress’ historic vote to defy the president’s veto, thereby passing into law the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), may spark new hope for victims of state violence in general. By an overwhelming margin in both houses of the legislature, American senators and congressional representatives have defied Barack Obama, while playing to…

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