The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six Republican voters who wanted Parker to decertify Michigan results and seize voting machines.

Published: August 26, 2021 10:53 AM |

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Attorney Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, gestures during a rally on December 2, 2020. (Photo | AP)

DETROIT: Nine attorneys talking to former President Donald Trump allies face fines and other sanctions after a judge said they abused the judicial system with a lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s election results in favor of Joe Biden.

U.S. District Judge Linda Parker said on Wednesday that Lawsuit last fall was a sham designed to deceive the court and the public just days after Biden’s victory was confirmed with 154,000 votes in the state.

“Despite the fog of confusion, turmoil and chaos that lawyers are experiencing Deliberately trying to bring about the filing of this lawsuit, one thing is perfectly clear: the plaintiffs’ lawyers have despised their oath, disregarded the rules, and tried to undermine the integrity of the judiciary n, ”Parker said at the beginning of a 110-page scathing statement.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six Republican voters who wanted Parker to decertify Michigan results and seize voting machines.

The judge declined in December, calling the motion “impressive in its scope and breathtaking in its reach.” The state and Detroit then called on Parker to impose sanctions on Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other attorneys who participated in the lawsuit The judge agreed and asked the state and city to calculate the cost of defending the lawsuit and provide the numbers within 14 days. Parker said, Trump attorneys – Supporters have filed affidavits of sinister “speculation and guesswork” about the vote counting process without looking for evidence to support the claims.

“Individuals Employers may have the right, within certain limits, to spread fraud allegations in public that are not supported by law or fact, “said the judge.

” But attorneys cannot take advantage of their privilege and access to legal proceedings to to do the same. “

Parker ordered 12 hours of legal training for each attorney, including six hours in suffrage.

Your decision will also be communicated to the states where attorneys are admitted for possible disciplinary action.

It was one of the few attempts to wrench fines or other penalties out of dubious by-election lawsuits in the US.

“I appreciate the unmistakable message it sends with this verdict: Those who swear to uphold the Constitution , must answer for giving up this oath, “said Dana Nessel, a Democrat, Michigan attorney general.

In fact, election officials from both parties have ö publicly stated that the elections went well and international observers confirmed that there were no serious irregularities US Supreme Court of 1954 that banned segregation in schools.

“It is the duty of lawyers and the highest tradition of legal practice to address difficult and even unpopular issues,” Powell told the judge, adding that efforts To impose sanctions that would affect the public’s view of the judicial system.

Wood’s name was on the lawsuit but insisted that his role had no other role than telling Powell that he would be available when she needed an experienced litigator.

In New York, Rudy Giuliani was suspended from practicing law for making false statements when he tried to get the courts to overturn Trump’s defeat.

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