As the Sept. 9 contempt-of-court criminal trial of Steven Donziger approaches, the controversial lawyer has intensified his battle against the court-appointed special prosecutor in the case, the civil RICO-case judge who leveled the criminal charges against him, and the Southern District of New York federal judge presiding over the looming bench trial.

He is flooding both the Manhattan-based trial court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit with filings, arguments, accusations and pleas for a delay or dismissal of a trial that could land him in prison for up to six months.

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