20 Dec 2019

Enactment of the Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act of 2019 (§ 903 of P.L. 116-94). This law expanded federal court jurisdiction over the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in civil claims by Americans injured or killed by international acts of terrorism that were sponsored by the PA or the PLO.  As stated by co-sponsors of the law in their amici brief, it was enacted in direct response to court rulings—including the one by the court of appeals in the Sokolow case.