Monday, June 29, 2009

9/11 Families: 'Sad Day For Justice'

A group of relatives of those who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks are calling the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny their appeal of a lower court ruling dismissing their claims against five Saudi defendants for allegedly providing material support to the terrorists, "a sad day for justice."

"The high court's decision only further denies us our day in court while enabling members of the ruling family to evade accountability," the group 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism in a released statement.

"We respect the Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter of legal matters in our system of government; nevertheless, we find this result a travesty of justice and a betrayal of the 9/11 families and others whose lives are impacted" by the attacks.

The group fears that the court is sending a signal to others overseas who might fund terrorism in the future that they are beyond the reach of U.S. laws.

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