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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:27 PM

Snell & Wilmer withdraws from election lawsuit as Trump contests Arizona results

Source: Reuters

The largest law firm representing the Trump campaign or its allies in post-election litigation challenging votes in key states has withdrawn from an election lawsuit in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Associate Presiding Civil Judge Daniel Kiley on Tuesday granted Snell & Wilmerís request to withdraw as counsel of record for the Republican National Committee. The RNC had teamed-up with the Trump campaign and the Arizona Republican Party in the case, which alleges that Maricopa County incorrectly rejected some votes cast on Election Day.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/snell-maricopa-idUSL1N2HY005

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Reply Snell & Wilmer withdraws from election lawsuit as Trump contests Arizona results (Original post)
sabra Nov 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #1
TomSlick Nov 2020 #2
Cha Nov 2020 #5
murielm99 Nov 2020 #9
Vdizzle Nov 2020 #21
TomSlick Nov 2020 #25
Vdizzle Nov 2020 #26
murielm99 Nov 2020 #28
TomSlick Nov 2020 #34
DENVERPOPS Nov 2020 #14
TomSlick Nov 2020 #17
onetexan Nov 2020 #22
stillcool Nov 2020 #3
TomSlick Nov 2020 #18
grantcart Nov 2020 #19
groundloop Nov 2020 #20
TomSlick Nov 2020 #24
Hekate Nov 2020 #30
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #31
stillcool Nov 2020 #36
Cha Nov 2020 #4
Leghorn21 Nov 2020 #6
Cartaphelius Nov 2020 #7
James48 Nov 2020 #8
DENVERPOPS Nov 2020 #16
3Hotdogs Nov 2020 #23
jayschool2013 Nov 2020 #10
iluvtennis Nov 2020 #11
Kali Nov 2020 #12
StarryNite Nov 2020 #29
flibbitygiblets Nov 2020 #13
pfitz59 Nov 2020 #27
progressoid Nov 2020 #15
Mike 03 Nov 2020 #32
Vivienne235729 Nov 2020 #33
BlueWavePsych Nov 2020 #35

Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:32 PM

1. I won't call 'em rats cause I don't know of this firm, but ...

There is definitely fleeing, and definitely a sinking ship in this story ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:39 PM

2. It is not only rats that flee a sinking ship.

Lawyers concerned with sanctions for frivolous lawsuits will also do so.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:42 PM

5. TY

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:26 PM

9. Lawyers and rats!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:29 PM

21. Lawyers *are* rats.

There. Fixed it for ya!


Except the good ones of course.

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Response to Vdizzle (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:51 PM

25. You have noted how many lawyers are on DU - right?

You really do not want to be Dick the Butcher? He is not the hero of the play.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:19 AM

26. Lol. Yes. I know.

I was referring to those that are defending he who must not be named. The ones here are the good ones. I probably didnít clarify very well. My apologies to the ethical practitioners of law on here that may have been offended.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:48 AM

28. C'mon.

Lawyer jokes are common. The preceding posts opened the door for them.

We all know there are good lawyers. Lighten up.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:42 PM

34. Misogynous jokes and ethnic jokes are also common, fortunately less so these days.

I am also not accepting of such jokes.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:05 PM

14. Nonsense

They just figured out that they don't have a chance in hell of being paid, even if they win.....LOL

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:14 PM

17. Nonsense?

I will grant you that judges are typically overly hesitant to impose sanctions but it does occur.

Good lawyers and even bad lawyers who hope to maintain their practice want to avoid Rule 11 sanctions.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:29 PM

22. yes, they should have known better that any association with such a crooked administration would

sully their law firm's good reputation. Best to stay away from the cryptonite.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:40 PM

3. a day after the case was filed

is that a normal thing?

Snell & Wilmer partners Brett Johnson and Eric Spencer first moved to withdraw on Sunday, a day after the case was filed. Johnson and Spencer did not respond to requests for comment. Snell & Wilmer chairman Matthew Feeney said the firm doesn't comment on its client work.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:24 PM

18. A prompt withdrawal suggests the attorneys is being told to advance perjured testimony.

A lawyer may not put a witnesses on the stand they know will commit perjury. Then again, the lawyer does not want to (in some jurisdictions, may not) tell the judge the witness is going to commit perjury. The remedy is a motion to be relieved as counsel - the judge knows what that means - and the lawyer is released.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:25 PM

19. Excellent point

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:28 PM

20. Interesting..... thanks for the education

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Response to groundloop (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:44 PM

24. If the judge refuses to relieve the lawyer,

the next step is a vague, open-ended direct examination - like, "OK, Mr. Witness, what do you have to say."

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 06:53 AM

30. TY for this insight

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:13 AM

31. Really insightful observation

Thanks.

Wondering aloud: Will the suit itself be withdrawn, or will other lawyers take over?

Could there be perjured testimony in the lawsuit filing itself?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:56 PM

36. thank you so much.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:40 PM

4. poor pitiful wounded rogue elephant

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:45 PM

6. COOL

Glad to hear this!!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:50 PM

7. That had to hurt. Ouch.

 

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:05 PM

8. Not expecting RNC to pay.

I guess the RNCís association with Trump jeans they wonít pay their lawyers either. Who wants to work for Trump when they know they wonít get paid?

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Response to James48 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:07 PM

16. Same thing

All the banks in the U.S. wouldn't lend him money

and coming soon, none of the legal firms will take his cases......

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Response to James48 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:44 PM

23. TomSlick's explanation makes more sense. If being paid was why they resigned,

everybody has known for years that if Trump or his campaign hire you, you don't get paid.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:33 PM

10. Trump jeans!?!?!?!?

Oh, god no!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:58 PM

11. trump's claims of fraud is a BIG FAT NOTHING BURGER. nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:46 PM

12. interesting

sort of tangentially worked with an attorney from that firm a lifetime ago

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Response to Kali (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:16 AM

29. Me too! Small world! Only it was just a few years ago for me and..

he wasn't at that firm at the time but he's with them now. The one I was working with is a actually good guy.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:57 PM

13. Trump stank sets in fast, not so easy to wash out though

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:47 AM

27. Beat me to it

The stench of Trump will taint future endeavors. Best escape before its permanent.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:06 PM

15. Did somebody's check bounce?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:17 AM

32. Does anyone know if there is a way to read the Snell & Wilmer filing

online? I want to see the lawsuit.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:19 AM

33. It probably dawned on them that their professional reputation was at stake

And this nonsense wasn't worth it. Plus, they probably don't want to get stuck w the bill likeneveryone else.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:44 PM

35. Yeah! Another nail on Drumpf's coffin!

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