Best post yet on Chevron-Ecuador in Argentina. That is all.
UPDATE: First, regular commenter Dr. Faustus wants readers to be aware that Dr. Maurer fails to give Chevron’s side of the case. If you want the full Chevron side, click here.
Second, an informed correspondent writes to say that Maurer seems to incorrectly identify the plaintiffs as representing the Ecuadorian state, rather than individual victims. Also, he quibbles with the line about the US Supreme Court decision, which wasn’t really a decision — the court simply decided not to hear the case, and didn’t explain its reasoning.
Anyway, I still think the Maurer post is good because it contextualizes the decision in Argentina. This isn’t a huge decision, but it’s a rare case of the new international legal regime being used to impose stricter rules on corporations rather than being used to loosen national rules in favor of corporations.