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Attorneys Sanctioned for Filing a Suit to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election Results Without a Legal or Factual Foundation

Robert Timothy Reagan
November 21, 2023

King v. Whitmer (Linda V. Parker, E.D. Mich. 2:20-cv-13134)
Twelve minutes before Thanksgiving Day 2020, a federal complaint sought decertification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory in Michigan. The district judge denied immediate relief on December 7. In 2021, she sanctioned the plaintiffs’ attorneys for pursuing a lawsuit without a legal or factual foundation. The court of appeals affirmed the sanctions in part.
Subject: Voting irregularities. Topics: Enjoining certification; election errors; attorney discipline; attorney fees; laches; intervention; matters for state courts; Electoral College.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.