Sheer intensity

Just for thoroughness, the Wall Street Journal take on Judge Parker’s ruling:

“This case was never about fraud—it was about undermining the People’s faith in our democracy and debasing the judicial process to do so,” U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in Detroit said in a 110-page ruling on Wednesday.

“Despite the haze of confusion, commotion, and chaos counsel intentionally attempted to create by filing this lawsuit, one thing is perfectly clear: Plaintiffs’ attorneys have scorned their oath, flouted the rules, and attempted to undermine the integrity of the judiciary along the way,” Judge Parker wrote.

Judge Parker said that the attorneys must pay the costs incurred by state officials and the city of Detroit related to the lawsuit. The judge also said that the attorneys must each complete at least 12 hours of continuing legal education on pleading standards and election law within six months. She also referred her findings to the attorney licensing authorities in the lawyers’ respective states “for investigation and possible suspension or disbarment.”

Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet, a specialist in legal ethics said, “Sanction orders against lawyers are not uncommon, but this lambasting is quite unusual for its length, level of detail, and sheer intensity.”

Deservedly so.

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