Karen Hinton

Jun 18, 2020

6 min read

Save the Ecuadorians, Please, Not Their Lawyer’s Ankle

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger has been a longtime friend of mine, so I write this piece with some hesitation. I’m tired of his ankle cuff.

Donziger has been imprisoned in his home by Chevron and its favorite New York federal judge, Lewis Kaplan, who also arranged a court deal to require Donziger to wear this irritant ankle cuff, tracking his every move 24/7. (More about the cuff and its link to Chevron’s environmental crimes in Ecuador later.)