The Supreme Court defied Obama’s pro-Muslim agenda on Wednesday when they upheld a judgement that will allow families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.
According to Fox News, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut as well as victims of other attacks that have been linked to Iran.
In the opinion for the court, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that they rejected attempts by Iran’s central bank to try to stave off court orders that would allow the relatives to be paid for their losses. Iran’s Bank Markazi whined that the US government was intruding into the business of federal courts when it passed a 2012 law that directed the banks’ assets in the United States be turned over to the families.
Ginsburg, however, wrote that the law “does not transgress restraints placed on Congress and the president by the Constitution.”
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor were the two dissenters, with the former writing, “The authority of the political branches is sufficient; they have no need to seize ours.”
More than 1,300 will benefit from this case as relatives of the victims of the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, the 1996 terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia which killed 19 members of the military, and other attacks that were carried out by groups with ties to Iran.
We applaud the Supreme Court for giving these families the justice they deserve!