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Assailing a Statutory Paragon

Detractors of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) are to justice what slaveholders were to freedom. They deplore the statutory exposure of foreign governments to liability in United States courts for international terrorist murders or assassinations here. They are seemingly appalled that the law, if it had been enacted in 1976, would have exposed Chile to civil litigation by the estates of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt for their murders in Washington, D.
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