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Afternoon Briefs: Election lawyer referred for courtroom self-discipline; public defender ready checklist declared unconstitutional

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Lawyer refers election lawyer for self-discipline

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia has referred a Minneapolis lawyer to a courtroom grievance committee for doable self-discipline after he allegedly made “irrelevant allegations of fraud” in an election go well with that didn’t depend on any fraud theories. The lawyer, Erick Kaardal, had filed the go well with in December in an effort to overturn election ends in 5 states. Boasberg stated Kaardal had requested him to overturn election ends in states what place he has no jurisdiction. (Law.com, Politico, Boasberg’s Feb. 19 order)

Judge says placing poor defendants on public defender ready checklist is unconstitutional

A Missouri choose has dominated that the state is violating the Sixth Amendment proper to counsel by placing prison defendants on ready lists for public defenders. Judge William E. Hickle of Phelps County, Missouri, stated some defendants have been ready greater than a yr for a lawyer. Hickle stayed the case, nevertheless, to provide lawmakers time to repair the issue. (Courthouse News Service, Hickle’s Feb. 18 ruling)

Dominion sues MyPillow CEO for alleged defamation

A maker of voting machines has filed a defamation go well with in opposition to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for allegedly making false claims that the machines have been used to rig the election. Dominion Voting Systems alleged that Lindell used his false claims to advertise his merchandise, telling clients to make use of promo codes “QAnon” and “FightforTrump” for reductions. Lindell informed the Washington Post that he was completely satisfied to be sued as a result of “now I can get to the evidence faster.” (The Washington Post, Dominion’s Feb. 22 lawsuit)

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