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2011-07-11 13:13:00

EarthRights International Criticizes Chevron's "Gamesmanship" Before U.S. Federal Judge NEW YORK, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In legal briefs, two prominent U.S. environmental law groups are criticizing Chevron's "unprecedented" attempt to use U.S. courts to try to block its legal obligation to pay clean-up costs in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest. Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs won an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in February after an eight-year...

2011-06-29 09:35:00

Injunction Shows "Judicial Arrogance" and Violates the Constitution, Says Bert Neuborne of New York University NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine prominent U.S. law professors, including a former member of Congress, have joined a group of international law scholars from South Africa and Australia in asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn the decision of a federal judge who claims he has worldwide authority to block a group of Ecuadorian citizens from enforcing their...

2011-06-13 14:40:00

Scholars Ask Appellate Court to Dissolve Order of Judge Lewis A. Kaplan NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 16 international law scholars have asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn what they say is a U.S. trial court's "futile" and unlawful injunction that purports to prohibit foreign citizens from Ecuador from collecting an $18 billion judgment against Chevron in courts around the world. The scholars described the injunction, issued by Judge...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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