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Miami Herald – Opinion – Ecuador plays `dirty’

Date: Sep 8, 2009

[archive-title]“Ecuador plays `dirty’
Miami Herald – Opinion, September 8, 2009
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“Some countries derive their legal system from the Magna Carta or the Napoleonic code, which clamped restrictions on royal fiats. Others rely on the Koran. And in Ecuador, the governing authority looks to Alice in Wonderland for legal standing. In the trial there of a $27 billion pollution lawsuit against Chevron, the courtroom echoes with the cry of the Queen of Hearts: “Sentence first — verdict later.””
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