Friday, February 29, 2008

The Exxon Valdez lawsuit Students of maritime law, or those concerned with environmental issues, will be interested in the Exxon Valdez oil spill case argued this week before the U.S. Supreme Court. Nina Totenberg's presentation of the case on NPR's Morning Edition just before the argument, with short clips of the lawyers, can be found here. If you start here, you can find a very complete written presentation, almost a transcript. (RealAudio, 8:38 min). PBS's Newshour, Feb. 27, has a report after the arguments by Marcia Coyle here. (RealAudio, video or .mp3, 9 min, transcript) Slate's Dahlia Lithwick's report, after the arguments, on NPR's Day to Day, Feb. 27 is here. (RealAudio, 4:28, no transcript) A background story, also from Day to Day (Feb. 18) of the impact of the oil spill and the subsequent litigation on an Alaskan village can be found here. (RealAudio, 5min, no transcript)