US Supreme Court won`t hear appeal from 9/11 families

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 12:12

Washington: The relatives of victims of the September 11 attacks have lost their bid to get the Supreme Court to rule that New York City must provide a proper burial for material taken from the World Trade Centre site because it could contain the ashes of victims.

The justices on Monday said they would not hear an appeal from the families of some of those killed when the 110-storey twin towers collapsed nine years ago.

Lower federal courts had dismissed the families` lawsuit against the city, saying it acted responsibly in moving 1.6 million tonnes of materials from the site in Lower Manhattan to a landfill on Staten Island and then sifting through the material for human remains.
No remains have been found of roughly 1,100 people killed on September 11, 2001.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 12:12
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