Powerful New York Democrats on Capitol Hill have been silent on the attacks in U.S. federal courts against their own constituent, Steven Donziger, a human rights lawyer in a protracted legal battle with the oil company Chevron.
While some progressives lawmakers have spoken out about Donziger’s case, many of the Democratic Party’s power brokers have shied away. Donziger has pointed to Democrats like House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler, of New York, who hasn’t said anything about his case. Several of the prominent Democrats harbor close ties to the law firms defending Chevron: chief among them Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the corporate firm where Nadler’s son is an associate.
“Jerry Nadler’s silence reflects a sad lack of commitment to human rights protections in the United States of America.”
“Jerry Nadler’s silence reflects a sad lack of commitment to human rights…