Donziger Tells 2nd Circ. His Jailing Was Rife With Abuses
By Cara Salvatore (November 5, 2021, 8:43 PM EDT) -- Chevron foe Steven Donziger launched his Second Circuit appeal Friday with an argument that a court-appointed special prosecutor's role in sending him to jail for contempt was not only a constitutional abuse but also an abuse of courts' duty to exercise restraint.
Donziger was convicted after a May contempt trial stemming from a civil suit in which a federal judge agreed with Chevron that Donziger committed fraud in an Ecuadorian suit seeking to redress the oil company's historical pollution and dumping there. He reported late last month for the beginning of a six-month jail sentence.
The disbarred human rights lawyer has...
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