To answer your questions: 1. The Supreme Court doeesn't pass laws. The Congress does. 2. The Congress passed the law that was quoted in the earlier posting in 1996. It was, in fact, controversial not at all because it granted immunity, but rather because it *removed* previously existing immunity for figures in states that sponsor terror. It is arguable that this *removal* of immunity is not in line with international customary norms. 3. The Declaration of Independence is not a law and has no legal value in the U.S. 4. The U.S. State Department labels the 'state sponsors of terrorism'
Saudi FM: We hope Iran uses sanction relief for development, not nefarious activities (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. District Court in Manhattan clears Dichter in war crimes suit