In the War on Islamic Terror, Lawsuits Are a Poor Substitute for Military Action

The use of tort law against foreign governments like, say, Iran, has barely nicked the mullahs. The Palestinian Authority is probably going to have a harder time than sovereign nations like Iran and Cuba in dodging these claims.

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The jury’s decision against the Palestinian Authority in a federal court in New York this week could shape up as the most important victory so far of a new kind of weapon against terror — the tort lawsuit....