Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, the president of Sudan 2009.

Terrorism on Trial: Sudan Faces the Supreme Court

By Edward J. Maggio

On Aug. 7, 1998, truck bombings were planned and executed against the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya as well as Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. These catastrophic terrorist attacks killed 224 people and wounded thousands of innocent people. It marked the first large-scale terrorist attack by Al Qaeda. Three years later, Al Qaeda operatives carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, killing nearly 3,000 people.

After years of litigation against Sudan for t...