2nd Circ. Won't Lift Donziger's House Arrest Before Trial

By Dorothy Atkins (March 29, 2021, 11:26 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit refused Friday to overturn rulings keeping Chevron foe Steven Donziger in home confinement while he awaits a May trial, rejecting his arguments that he's not a flight risk since he's been home for over a year over a contempt charge that has a maximum six-month sentence.

On appeal, Donziger had argued that the trial court erred in assessing his flight risk, because it's implausible that he would jump bail and risk committing a felony that has a maximum sentence that is 10 times the sentence he may face if he's convicted on the misdemeanor charge a special prosecutor lobbed...

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