Jihad Presidency Update:
“Sovereign Immunity or Cover-Up?: Obama wants to protect our Saudi “friends” â€” even when they fund our jihadi enemies,” by David Yerushalmi inÂ National Review, June 24 via JW:
Full disclosure: I have a pony in this race. I am an American and, as an attorney, I am an officer of the court. I make this disclosure in the light of an amicus curiae brief recently filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the Obama-Holder Department of Justice. The brief pertains to the mammoth case that came to the Supreme Court via the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (New York) called In re Terrorist Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Supreme Court is currently pondering whether the case merits its review.
In its friend-of-the-court brief,Â the Justice Department has argued, almost unimaginably, that the Supreme Court should not review the Second Circuit’s ruling that the victims of 9/11 and their families may not sue the Saudi governmentÂ or, more importantly, the individual Saudi princes who personally (not as government actors) gave money to Muslim charities they knew would be funding al-Qaeda’s jihad against America. […]
The question now crying out to be asked:Â How far will the Obama administration go to prevent private plaintiffs from exposing the quite personal ties between our Saudi “friends” â€” who love to host U.S. presidents bearing words of praise â€” and our jihadi enemies fighting to impose the rule of sharia around the world?