Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) Joining Team to Represent Environmental and Human Rights Defender Steven Donziger

CLDC is one of the fastest-growing and most important civil liberties organizations in the country. Like so many others, they are outraged at what the New York federal courts are trying to do to Steven Donziger, who is being prosecuted under the criminal law (contempt of court) by private lawyers with an undisclosed relationship to his litigation opponent Chevron, and who is currently in the middle of an effective 13-month pretrial “sentence” of home confinement before he even gets a trial. A recent sign-on letter by the National Lawyers Guild garnered 475 signatures from individuals and groups around the world. People are standing up and speaking out on this. It is time. CLDC press release here.