Joe Biden: Biden Bill Granting Nationwide Subpoena Power to 9/11 Victims Heads to the President

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Joe Biden: Biden Bill Granting Nationwide Subpoena Power to 9/11 Victims Heads to the President

Wed, 10/31/2007 - 15:08 — newsdesk

Biden Legislation Ensures Fairness, Full Information for September 11th Cases

October 30, 2007 -- Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s (D-DE) Procedural Fairness for September 11th Victims Act (H.R. 3921, S. 2106). Earlier this month, the Senate unanimously passed Sen. Biden’s legislation, which ensures that those 9/11 victims and their families who opt out of receiving compensation through the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and bring civil suits instead, have access to all the information relevant to the case. The bill now heads to the White House for the President to sign into law.

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Congress mandated that victims and their families who opt out of the 9/11 Victims Compensation, and seek legal redress instead, can only do so in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that means parties can only subpoena testimony and documents within 100 miles of that District. As such, many 9/11 victims and their families are legally barred from securing much-needed documents and testimony for their cases. Sen. Biden’s legislation fixes that, giving nation-wide subpoena power to all parties involved – victims, their families and the defendants – when litigating 9/11 claims.

“The 9/11 attacks affected all of us, from the east coast to the west coast,” said Sen. Biden. “There’s no reason why victims and their families should be prevented from securing documents and witnesses, just because they happen to be more than 100 miles outside the Southern District of New York. This legislation provides a much-needed fix and allows subpoenas to be served anywhere in the country, ensuring that all the parties involved can get all the information necessary to try these cases fully and fairly. I’m pleased to hear the House passed this critical and timely legislation today, and I hope the President quickly signs this legislation into law.”

In the Senate, Sen. Biden’s amendment had seven cosponsors: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mel Martinez (R-FL) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Representative Timothy Bishop (D-NY) introduced the House version of the legislation.

Source: Senator Joe Biden

So will he sign it or veto

So will he sign it or veto it or write a signing statement that excludes the WH/DoD/FBI/etc. from the Law/Bill?

My money is on the latter. Thus giving the appearance of being on the side of the victims but basically rendering the law useless for subpoenas for government officials.

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Could be, Imgstacke. My

Could be, Imgstacke. My concern is that the sole court allowed to hear the cases may be headed by a "corrupt judge."

"Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Congress mandated that victims and their families who opt out of the 9/11 Victims Compensation, and seek legal redress instead, can only do so in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York."

After a brief look at the

After a brief look at the people who have been in and out of that office, I think your right. Veritable who's who to counterbalance the Rise of "Terrorism" as it is defined today.
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Truth Revolution: The Eleventh of Every Month

Subpoenas can be enforced by

Subpoenas can be enforced by court order. What a smoking gun if Bush vetoes it. Would love to hear the conversation between Bush on Cheney on that one.

At least Senator Biden is trying to help

the victims. The Cleveland Airport fiasco ought to be good. Two planes landed. Delta & United 93. They only admitted to the Delta.

Who knows what new info will be revealed?

The rewiring of the PA county caused by the electromagnet weapon that created the dent in the ground ?

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What's trippy is . . .

whether or not this will in some way negate the validity of Christine Todd Whitman's immunity against prosecution for her false assurances that the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breath in the direct aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Great news!!

This means that 9/11 victims family members can now have subpoena power to try and hold accountable all the treasonous elements therein who blatantly had foreknowledge of the attacks and did NOTHING.

Try them for TREASON.

BUSH
CHENEY
RICE
TENET
FBI
CIA
ASHCROFT
RUMSFELD

Don't forget Ghouliani, JEB,

Don't forget Ghouliani, JEB, Silverstein, the Secret Service, FEMA, NIST,...the MEDIA, and I'm sure the list continues from there..

That was convenient

Add the "100 mile rule" to the list of reasons why something untoward happened on 9/11 that "they" don't want us to know about.

What a joke.

So Bush has to veto it.

And they probably won't be able to overturn the veto.

I'm guessing this is all lip service so they can throw up their hands and claim, "Look. We tried."

What they need to do is take it to the Supreme Court, which, ideally, would say the original law is unconstitutional.

Of course, that would occur if the Supreme Court acted the way it's supposed to and not in an overly partisan and political manner like they have over the last 10 years.

Remember the "good ol' days" when people (mostly) believed in Truth, Justice and the American Way, and behaved accordingly?

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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. — Abraham Lincoln

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. — Robert Heinlein