Obama vetoed the bill for obvious reasons.....but, will it open a door to a new investigation if claims go to court? From........ABC news: American interests around the world could face serious damage as a result of a new law that empowers U.S. citizens to sue any country with a role in terrorism committed on American soil, legal experts say. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) gives families and survivors of the September 11 attacks an avenue to pursue justice in American courts against Saudi Arabia, for what they believe is its connection to the terrorist attack. Legal experts told ABC News that JASTA, which Congress passed today over President Barack Obamas veto, opens the U.S. to lawsuits in foreign courts brought by other countries citizens, threatens American interests abroad and risks rupturing diplomatic relations. What Does the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Do? The law allows U.S. citizens to sue any country they allege acted in a way connected to terror acts committed in the U.S. JASTA does this by removing a legal barrier known as sovereign immunity, an ancient legal doctrine that evolved over time to shield foreign countries from being answerable in another countrys courts. JASTA was born after families of 9/11 victims intensely lobbied for the right to sue the Saudi government. But its effect is much broader and could result in U.S. citizen-led lawsuits against any country, said Curtis Bradley, a law professor at Duke University who co-directs the schools Center for International and Comparative Law. "It doesnt require that the foreign country did anything in the United States, its not limited to just nations known to normally be associated with terrorism, Bradley said. Potentially any nation could be sued.