UPDATE 2-U.S. top court seeks Obama administration views on Iran bank judgment

April 6, 2015 5:50 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Barack Obama's administration to weigh in on an appeal over whether Iran's central bank must pay $1.75 billion to relatives of American troops killed in the 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Lebanon.

The court said it wants the U.S. Justice Department's views on whether the nine justices should hear the appeal filed by Bank Markazi. If the justices ultimately decline to hear Bank Markazi's appeal, the money, currently held in a trust account, would have to be turned over to families of the victi...

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