What does:
"..The director of Enron had many duties.. and a duty not to fetter one's discretion"
mean?
Is it not to restrict someones freedom to act on one's own?
What does: "..The director of Enron had many duties.. and a duty not to fetter one's discretion" mean? Is it not to restrict someones freedom to act on one's own?

Not to restrict one's ability to decide for oneself, by me. CDB
What does: "..The director of Enron had many duties.. and a duty not to fetter one's discretion" mean?

This is a highly suspicious proposition, so far as it purports to specify the duties of a company director, presumably in ways (a) not found in the company charter, (b) not found elsewhere in the conventions and common practice of the US business community. Because of this suspicious character, discussion of grammar or semantics may stop far short of this sentence's actual intention.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)