Colorado Judge Orders Sanctions Against Lawyers Who Brought Election Challenge
‘The stuff of which violent insurrections are made:’ Federal judge punishes Colorado lawyers for 2020 election lawsuit
…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: These two attorneys bit off more than they could chew, as this judgment should bankrupt them. Often these things turn out to look stupid on the back end, like now…but this one, like the other suits filed by the grifter Trump attorneys were more PR hype than real legal cases.
We got the first admission of this when in the early Pennsylvania hearing, the judge berated Rudy Giuliani for his claims of fraud in the media but not making those claims in the case before the court, wherein Rudy said, “That’s right your honor, we have not alleged fraud in this petition”.
Rudy knew none of the Trumper yokels would ever read the judge’s opinion, and he was probably right. I just printed out this 68 page decision, and this magistrate judge did not cut any corners. He knew this was an historic case, so he loaded it up with precedents, knowing he would be part of history.
These two yokels has already crowdfunded this lawsuit gig to get it cranked up, about $100k as I remember, which I would suspect they ate up in billing hours.
So now we have the New York Supreme court blistering opinion on suspending Rudy’s law license as precedent, followed by this Denver opinion, with the Detroit hearing opinion in the pipeline. This should get easier for the judges, as the case law being cited will generally be the same.
The current attorneys may crowd fund an appeal, and maybe even be asking for living expense stipends while they fight appeals, but that might make Trump mad that they would be getting money out of the Trumpers that he wants to get… Jim W. Dean ]
Full opinion here, 68 pages: 892ae5bb-664f-4125-af38-1cb1151ba5d0_.pdf
First published … August 04, 2021
A federal judge in Colorado has disciplined two lawyers who filed a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election late last year, finding that the case was “frivolous,” “not warranted by existing law” and filed “in bad faith.”
In a scathing 68-page opinion, Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter found that the lawyers made little effort to corroborate information they had included in the suit, which argued there had been a vast national conspiracy to steal the election from President Donald Trump.
He particularly called out the duo, Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker, for quoting Trump in their legal filing, which cited a presidential tweet that claimed without evidence that voting machines manufactured by the company Dominion Voting Systems had “deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide.”
Neureiter called that allegation “highly disputed and inflammatory” and said the lawyers made no efforts to verify it.
…Calling the suit “one enormous conspiracy theory,” Neureiter ordered that the duo must pay the legal fees of all the individuals and companies they had sued — 18 separate entities in all — as a way to deter future similar cases.
…“In short, this was no slip-and-fall at the local grocery store,” wrote Neureiter, who was appointed as a magistrate judge by other judges. “Albeit disorganized and fantastical, the Complaint’s allegations are extraordinarily serious and, if accepted as true by large numbers of people, are the stuff of which violent insurrections are made.”