Obama Judge Refers Sidney Powell and Other Pro-Trump Lawyers for Disbarment
U.S. District Judge Linda Parker refers attorneys over 2020 election claims
An Obama-appointed federal judge has referred Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and other pro-Trump lawyers for possible suspension or disbarment over their efforts to investigate the results of the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Linda Parker ruled Wednesday that the attorneys should face losing their careers over their legal efforts related to the election.
The ruling was made over a lawsuit that seeks to bring sanctions against the lawyers that acted in support of President Donald Trump.
"This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process," Parker wrote in her decision.
Powell and Wood have publicized a pursued allegations that Democrats stole the 2020 election from President Trump.
"It is one thing to take on the charge of vindicating rights associated with an allegedly fraudulent election," Parker continued.
"It is another to take on the charge of deceiving a federal court and the American people into believing that rights were infringed, without regard to whether any laws or rights were in fact violated.
"This is what happened here," she added.
Detroit attorney David Fink asked the court to sanction the attorneys based on their claims against election officials in Detroit and Michigan.
"This lawsuit is the dangerous product of an online feedback loop, with these attorneys citing legal precedent derived not from a serious analysis of case law, but from the rantings of conspiracy theorists sharing amateur analysis and legal fantasy in their social media echo chamber," wrote Fink.
"These nine attorneys know that it is impossible to defend their actions, so they search for excuses to avoid accountability," he added.
On Wednesday, Parker agreed and referred the attorneys for possible disbarment in a scathing decision.
She also ordered the attorneys to receive 12 hours of legal education and financial penalties to be determined by the legal cost of defending the lawsuit.
"When they filed this case, members of two of the federal government's three branches — including the now former President of the United States — were insisting that there was massive voter fraud," argued Powell in a court filing.
"Millions of other Americans believed those claims — and believed that their president would not intentionally mislead them."
Powell had been given a three-week window to rescind her lawsuit and avoid any sanctions but she declined to do so.