Nine former attorneys for former U.S. President Donald Trump, including Sidney Powell and Lyn Wood, must take law courses. That’s what the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled on Wednesday, August 25, Reuters reported.
In addition, there is the issue of revoking their licenses as punishment for attempting to challenge the outcome of the 2020 election.
The court’s written ruling notes that as professional lawyers, they had a duty to conduct an initial review of the validity of the allegations of presidential election fraud before presenting them in the form of a lawsuit.
“This lawsuit represents a historically unprecedented and egregious abuse of the legal process. It is one thing to advocate for rights violated by an allegedly rigged election, and quite another to mislead a federal court and the American people,” Judge Linda Parker wrote.
The lawsuit itself was dismissed back in December of last year with language that it relied on “speculation and speculation.”
The court ordered Trump’s attorneys to pay legal fees and to take at least a 12-hour legal refresher course focusing on subjects such as “pleading standards” and “election law.”
Parker also intends to make representations to the bar’s local law offices to sort out the situation and possibly revoke or suspend her license.
On Dec. 9, 2020, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court seeking to invalidate the presidential election results in four key states – Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Democrat Joe Biden won.
Later, the lawsuit to review the results of the vote was supported by the authorities of 17 other U.S. states. In addition, Trump’s lawyers filed a petition to the Supreme Court to include him in the lawsuit.
In turn, the authorities of the four states named as defendants in the lawsuit rejected the claim of voting and asked the Supreme Court to deny it.