A federal judge late last week lashed out at the State Department's denial of visas for more than a dozen Nigerian witnesses set to testify in a pending trial over allegations that Chevron aided the Nigerian military in human rights violations a decade ago. Northern District of California Judge Susan Illston agreed to delay the Sept. 28 trial start until Oct. 27, but not before an unusual show of anger aimed at the State Department.
Denial of Visas for Key Witnesses in Chevron Trial Angers Federal Judge
The National Law Journal
September 3, 2008