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Steven Donziger Protests Order Refusing To Televise His Case

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Chevron Corp. foe and disbarred attorney Steven Donziger has again slammed a New York federal judge for denying his request for a televised criminal contempt trial, urging her to disqualify herself from the underlying civil suit lodged against him by the oil-and-gas giant over a $9 billion Ecuador environmental judgment.

Donziger’s lawyer, Martin Garbus of Offit Kurman PA, asked U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in a letter Monday to reconsider his request for an open trial, saying she also has erred in refusing to permit cameras or Zoom videoconferencing participation while the defendant argues in support of his motion to dismiss Chevron’s civil suit.

Judge Preska has twice denied Donziger’s request for a televised trial and has also refused to hear oral arguments in his April 12 motion to dismiss the case for “vindictive and selective” prosecution.

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