Maybe if the 9/11 families would have told Kagan that the Saudi military wanted to recruit on Harvard property, it would have made a difference in Kagan’s opinion on allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi royalty — but the more I think about it, probably not:
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has gotten an angry thumbs-down from 9/11 family members who say she played a key role in quashing a lawsuit that accused the Saudi kingdom of helping finance the terror attacks.
“Kagan is the main reason why the Supreme Court ruled against the 9/11 families,” said William Doyle, who lost his son in the Twin Towers.
Doyle and thousands of other 9/11 relatives had joined in a suit that traced funding for the 19 hijackers to certain Saudi royals, along with banks, corporations and Islamic charities.
The royals were let off the hook last year at the urging of Kagan, the US solicitor general.
She filed a brief to the Supreme Court last May, arguing that the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act shielded Saudi princes from the suit’s claims that they gave money to Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders or to charities that funneled funds to al Qaeda.
Kagan cited “the potentially significant foreign-relations consequences of subjecting another sovereign state to suit.”
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Kagan’s words take on a more ridiculous tone when viewed in the proper context:
And you might as well go ahead and change “sovereign” to “Islamic.” Does anybody really think Kagan would have had a problem with Americans suing people in New Zealand or Poland? These Obama-ites are some of the biggest “World Court” proponents going, and we need look no further than their stance on Arizona’s immigration law to know what they think about sovereignty. Kagan’s opinion is not about that somebody wanted to sue people halfway around the world; it’s about who they wanted to sue.
Yeah, we wouldn’t want a lawsuit to damage these kinds of delicate international relations.
But rest easy, America — Elena Kagan has proven that she will without a doubt defend your right to express how horny you are.