In this April 20, 2006 photo, Alice Hoagland, whose son Mark Bingham died on United Airline's Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, speaks to reporters in front of U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury.Claims – and the kingdom's denials – of Saudi involvement in the 2001 attacks have swirled for years.Hundreds of victims' relatives have signed on to the 12-year-old case, which accuses employees of the Saudi government of directly and knowingly assisting the attack's hijackers and plotters and of fueling Al-Qaeda's development into a terrorist organization.U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan last year criticized much of the new evidence that lawyers for families say has emerged to strengthen their claims, including offers to testify at a trial from the imprisoned Zacarias Moussaoui – known as the "20th hijacker". The case was on appeal, but based on Congress' intervention, it will now likely be returned to the lower court, and the same judge.
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