Category Archives: Politics

9/11 Families Can Now Sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. Courts

The House and Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing families of those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The controversial bill—which Obama and legal experts warned could have serious unintended repercussions for the United States—will now become law.

Source: 9/11 Families Can Now Sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. Courts

What happened after Don King used the n-word while stumping for Trump – The Washington Post

Get ready for a whole new round of around-the-edges coverage of race in politics and outrage about the n-word and who “gets” to use it.

Source: What happened after Don King used the n-word while stumping for Trump – The Washington Post

Obama would veto bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama would veto a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.

Source: Obama would veto bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Inspired by accusations against Bill Cosby, California lawmakers move to lift time limits on rape cases

In the wake of sexual assault accusations against comedian Bill Cosby, California may soon end the statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and other felony sex crimes.

Currently, 16 other states do not have statutes limiting rape victims from filing cases against their abusers no matter how much time has passed. The California State Senate voted unanimously in favor of the bill (SB183), now it is up to Governor Jerry Brown to sign it into law.  Surprisingly, the ACLU is against the bill stating that having no time limit could falsely incriminate individuals.

Source: Inspired by accusations against Bill Cosby, California lawmakers move to lift time limits on rape cases