This is the week of Good Friday. The Exxon Valdez oil spill happened in 1989 on Good Friday. Twenty one years later, after a trial, a half dozen hearings before appellate courts, and an United States Supreme Court decision not based on existing case law, the case is almost over.
21 years: the American answer to Charles Dickens' Bleak House novel. Sometimes, it doesn't matter how smartly one plays their hand, a well-financed defendant can cause a case to spin out of control