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Cole Bombing Victims Headed to SCOTUS

June 25, 2018, 1:35 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up a case that seems likely to pit the U.S. government against victims of the 2000 USS Cole bombing.

The government urged the justices in May to take up the case, which involves a procedural issue of how to serve foreign countries sued in federal court. The court agreed to do so today.

The case centers around Sudan’s alleged support of al Qaeda, which claimed responsibility for the bombing. Victims and family members sued Sudan in two separate cases and received multi-million dollar awards.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second ...