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Andrew Woods

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The Torture Lawyers: Where Are They Now?

(10) Comments | Posted April 6, 2009 | 12:47 PM

Over the past few days the blogosphere has been alight with chatter that a Spanish court may investigate six former Bush Administration officials for torture, potentially subjecting these former officials to arrest and extradition. This is the latest bit of bad news for the six (former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,...

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Why The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Needs Reform

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2008 | 12:15 PM

As the Bowoto v. Chevron trial wraps up in San Francisco, a disturbing trend has emerged that raises questions about Chevron's commitment to human rights. Well, I guess that means another disturbing trend has emerged -- I've already written about some of the disturbing threads that have emerged regarding

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Charles James: Chevron's In-House Karl Rove?

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2008 | 12:59 PM

Since Scott Gilmore is doing a great job chronicling the day-to-day of the landmark human rights trial of Bowoto v. Chevron, I thought I would turn my attention to one of the masterminds behind Chevron's defense.

As this trial moves into the 4th week, one of the...

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Bowoto v. Chevron - The Flamingo Defense

(5) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 1:05 PM

Bowoto v. Chevron continued on Wednesday, the second full day of the trial, with the examination of the plaintiff's expert and two witnesses for the plaintiffs, including the beginning of the questioning of lead plaintiff Larry Bowoto. For a better understanding of a brief background on the case and...

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Landmark Human Rights Trial Continues in Bowoto v. Chevron - Opening Statements and More

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 6:09 PM

Opening arguments began in the landmark Bowoto v. Chevron case today, with the plaintiffs launching into an emotional outline of the events that led to the eventual shooting of several Nigerian unarmed protestors (check out Dan Firger's account for brief summary of the background of the case). The lead...

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