Judicial Watch Lawsuit Against Iraq for Role in Oklahoma City Bombing Moves Forward



On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the Republic of Iraq; http://www.judicialwatch.org/cases/86/complaint.html on behalf of victims of the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing can move forward. Judge Reggie B. Walton rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by lawyers on behalf of Iraq. Finally, after many years of delay, the families of the Oklahoma City bombing will have their day in court. The Iraqi government was determined to end this case, but failed.

I haven’t written about this case in quite some time, so here’s a quick refresher. Judicial Watch filed its lawsuit on March 14, 2002 in a district court for the District of Columbia on behalf of 14 survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing, which took place on April 19, 1995.

As you may recall, the federal government prosecuted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, two “domestic