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Absurd Obstruction Charge Reversed–But the Government Won’t Give Up

Sometimes, the good guys win. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a tragedy. The explosion was deadly and the resulting environmental harm was devastating. The government’s response was typical: let’s find some people to prosecute. One of the unlucky targets … Continue reading

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You Say “Committee,” I Say “Subcommittee”: District Court Calls Off Obstruction Charge Against BP Executive

On May 20, 2013, Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed the obstruction charge in the indictment against David Rainey, a former vice president at BP involved in the Deepwater Horizon spill. The 44-page decision dismissed the … Continue reading

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