First Time Ecuadorians’ Lawyers Allowed to Argue Oil Contamination Case Against Chevron in a New York “Courtroom”

Karen Hinton
7 min readSep 23, 2019

For the first time since Chevron falsely accused indigenous Ecuadorians and their lawyers of bribery and fraud in a New York federal court, a NY lawyer, who judges the integrity of NYC lawyers, allowed the Ecuadorians’ lawyers to explain why one of them is not guilty of bribery and “ghostwriting” a $9 billion judgment against the US oil giant for contamination in an Amazon rainforest.

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Karen Hinton

I am the author of Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men & Power. I also worked for several Democratic politicians as press secretary and in public relations.