Monday, October 28, 2013

Letter to the Court: Donziger Expresses Fair Trial Concerns to Judge Kaplan

In an October 23rd letter to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, Steven Donziger writes:
“I write to record objections to certain procedures being used that I believe are interfering with my ability to mount a defense and violating my fundamental right to a fair trial.”
Steven’s letter goes on to enumerate in detail issues in the proceedings currently underway, including prohibitions by the judge against using evidence of Chevron’s liability for contamination in Ecuador, and no ruling yet from the judge as to whether Steven will be allowed to testify in open court (as opposed to only by written declaration).

Read and/or download the letter here (PDF document).