The Supreme Court announced on its website that the status of the case "SOKOLOW, MARK, ET AL. V. PALESTINE LIBERATION ORG.," is now "certiorari denied."
The victims had sought to reinstate a $654 million dollar verdict against the PLO and Palestinian Authority that was thrown out by an appeals court in 2016.
The attacks occurred in Israel in 2002 and 2004, and the victims had filed the lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows American victims of terrorist attacks overseas to seek compensation in US courts.
Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Saeb Erekat, says the PLO will submit a request to the International Criminal Court against US President Donald Trump's plan to dissolve the question of Palestine. pic.twitter.com/71cBKjp0E9— #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 (@Taghreeba) January 29, 2018
The victims believed they could bring the lawsuit in a US court because the Palestinians had offices in Washington, DC, but the appeals court disagreed.
This whole story of Sokolow v. PLO is totally fascinating. So far it's pitted an appeals court against Congress, terror victims against the US government, and now Jeff Sessions and the Supreme Court against a group of angry Senators. pic.twitter.com/LQ87PvqKcj— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) March 20, 2018