Chevron's Illegal Payments to Witnesses Should Prompt Supreme Court to Reconsider Case

For nearly three decades, Ecuadorian communities have tried to hold Texaco (now Chevron) accountable for the company’s legacy of oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. . . .

Senators Should Oppose Judge Gorsuch - Because his Stated Philosophy is Fraudulent

ERI has joined a number of environmental organizations expressing concerns about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. We agree that Judge . . .

Why Does it Take Five Years to Find out that Government Officials Did the Right Thing?

Five years after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the role played by certain lawyers in the U.S. Government’s amicus brief in . . .

This Small Change in the Law Will be Huge for Human Rights

Newly-introduced Massachusetts bill will extend the time for human rights survivors to file lawsuits from 3 years to 10 years.

One Federal Appeals Court Is Still Deciding Whether Corporations Can Be Liable For Torture

Ah, déjà vu. In 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was an outlier, holding that corporations couldn’t be sued under the Alien Tort Statute . . .

5 Ways Citizens United Has Screwed Over Our Democracy

Five years after the Supreme Court handed down Citizens United , the decision continues to have a widespread impact on the state, federal, and even . . .

Court sides with Chiquita, Delays Justice for Victims of Paramilitary Violence in Colombia

If the top executives of a U.S. company, sitting in a Board room in Ohio, approve and hide illegal payments to a terrorist organization, does . . .

Hobby Lobby decision makes it more difficult to regulate corporate behavior and protect actual human beings

In a sharply divided decision, the Supreme Court added religious rights to the ever-expanding list of rights possessed by for-profit corporations. In an opinion authored . . .

Federal Appeals Court Revives Abu Ghraib Torture Case Against CACI

Last week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision in Al-Shimari v CACI et al. , reviving the case against the U.S. . . .