Supreme Court Declines Appeals Tied to Trump Attorneys in 2020

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 02/20/2024
In 2020, the Supreme Court declined to consider two appeals that attempted to lift the penalties placed on attorneys associated with the late President Donald Trump.

The case in Michigan claimed the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent and were a part of a wider worldwide plot to elect Joe Biden. This led to the imposition of penalties, which the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld.

Even though the cases were dropped in 2021 with the certification of the election results, calls for the participating attorneys to face consequences had already been made.

As a consequence, according to NBC News, the attorneys had to pay legal expenses, complete more legal education, and be sent to their respective state bar organizations for any further disciplinary procedures.

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, two erstwhile Trump friends, filed the two complaints on Tuesday. Powell claimed that because she was not informed of the penalties beforehand, her lawsuit ought to be dismissed. Wood said that even though his name was on the signing page, he had not physically signed the lawsuit and so should not be punished.

Powell entered a guilty plea to six misdemeanors in October as part of an inquiry into election tampering in Georgia; in lieu of facing disciplinary action, Wood permanently relinquished his Georgia legal license. This decision followed Powell's admission of guilt.

He is not permitted to represent anybody else in the nation, but he is permitted to represent himself in court. The Supreme Court rejected the cases without providing an explanation.


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