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.
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.
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.