Terror Compensation Masks a Worse Injustice

Via ThePopTort:

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Iran’s central bank must pay nearly $2 billion to families of  241 service members killed in the Iran-sponsored 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut.

The plaintiffs sought to collect frozen funds from Bank Markazi, Iran’s central bank, relying on a 2012 federal law, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, that made the task easier by specifying assets of the bank that could satisfy the plaintiffs’ judgments. The law was quite specific, naming a single, pending consolidated case by caption and docket number.

Notorious RBG wrote the decision, “saying Congress has the power to alter legal standards in existing cases.”

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