U.S. District Judge John D. Bates

U.S. Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Saudi Crown Prince in Journalist’s Killing

A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Dec. 6 against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and two of his alleged co-conspirators in the murder of journalist and democracy advocate Jamal Khashoggi. President Biden’s administration insisted that the Saudi prince was immune legally as the head-of-state, and the federal judge heeded its suggestion.

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