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May 10, 2021

Steven Donziger: Can't Get Livestream Of Upcoming SDNY Trial

For more information on this case, check out the nation article. This is a lawyer that the Justice Department would not bring charges against, so a jude hired a private law firm associated with Chevron, to bring criminal charges against him, because he would not release his attorney privilege information to the judge, and while it was being appealed, (which he won), the just had him arrested and criminally charged and he has been on house arrest for over 600 days, disbarred, froze his bank accounts, all because he went up against Chevron and won along with other lawyers. This is the most illegal case I have ever heard of. Now the Greenpeace and others have sent a letter to Merrick Garland to investigate this case. They want this to stay quiet as this is the only way they can win.

A Manhattan federal judge has rejected Chevron foe Steven Donziger’s request for a livestream of his upcoming criminal contempt trial, saying Tuesday that federal rules won’t allow it.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska denied Donziger’s bid for a video or audio stream to allow what the disbarred attorney predicted would have been “hundreds or thousands” of people from all over the world to follow the proceedings beginning May 10. Donziger faces misdemeanor charges arising from an underlying civil suit brought by Chevron over his $9 billion win against the oil giant in Ecuador for alleged environmental abuses.


March 31, 2021

Wow. Walgreen's just totally screwed me with my COVID vaccine.

I got my first shot at Walgreens, 20 miles from my home as that was the first one I could get. Got the Pfizer, no problems. They scheduled my second shot closer to home, now 30 days from my first shot I am ready for my second today in 45 minutes. They just called to tell me after being on the schedule for 30 days, that they don't do the Pfizer, they only give the Moderna. Now they are trying to find somewhere for me to get my second dose. They said I have 41 days from the first shot to get the second one. This is extremely frustrating.

February 12, 2021

I hope the president puts a stop to this.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Joe Biden is going to the mat for former secretary of education Betsy DeVos.

In a Monday filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton and other DOJ attorneys argued that students who were ripped off by for-profit scam colleges cannot depose the former Trump-era official.

“The [students’] demand for a former cabinet official’s deposition is extraordinary, unnecessary, and unsupported,” the filing alleges. “It is a transparent attempt at harassment—part of a PR campaign that has been central to [the students’] litigation strategy from the outset. It should be rejected and the court should quash the subpoena.”

Making common cause with the DOJ in the motion to quash is another Trump-era official: former acting associate attorney general Jesse Panuccio. Now an attorney with elite law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Panuccio is acting as DeVos’s personal attorney “and is represented in her capacity as former U.S. Secretary of Education by the U.S. Department of Justice,” the filing explains in a footnote.


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Born in New York. Lived in Arizona since 1985.

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