Supreme Court Refuses To Help Trump Team

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( – On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided that there would not be any sanctions placed against the lawyers who had allied with former President Donald Trump in order to bring the meritless lawsuit in Michigan that challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

The case had been brought against state officials in November 2020 by lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood among others. This was only one of the dozens of lawsuits that had been filed in an attempt to overturn the presidential election and show that Trump had not actually lost the election. Still, the effort had completely failed as there had not been any evidence of widespread fraud. 

The case was dismissed by Eastern District of Michigan Judge Linda Parker who had ordered that sanctions be placed against the lawyers that had allied with Trump. In the ruling to have the case dismissed she had argued that this suit was an “abuse of the judicial process.” 

In a 110-page opinion, Parker had also argued that sanctions were necessary to deter others in the future from filing frivolous lawsuits that were predominantly focused on pushing forward the narrative about the presidential election being rigged. 

Trump’s lawyers were called to pay the attorneys’ fees that the Michigan state officials had been paying to fight this case. Parker had also called for each of the attorneys to face disciplinary authority. 

However, last year a federal appeal had upheld the sanctions and had prompted the lawyers to seek relief from the Supreme Court.

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