U.S. justices struggle over Iran bank's bid to block payout to attack victims

January 13, 2016 4:16 PM

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WASHINGTON Jan 13 U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared unsure how to rule over whether frozen Iranian funds worth almost $2 billion must be turned over to families of Americans killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran.

Based on a one-hour oral argument, it was unclear how the court would rule, with some justices indicating support for the families and others, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, expressing concerns about Congress dictating the outcome of legal disputes.

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