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Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:04 PM

Pro-Trump Wisconsin Lawyers Spike Election Lawsuit on Morning of Court Hearing

Source: Law and Crime

When filing their federal lawsuit in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Republican lawyers hoping to block certification of the vote in a state that outgoing President Donald Trump lost wrote in their complaint that “evidence will be shortly forthcoming.” That never happened. Their legal team voluntarily dismissed their baseless voter fraud allegations hours before oral arguments had been scheduled to occur on Monday morning.

Wisconsin voter Michael Langenhorst, the lead plaintiff in the action, did not explain his sudden about-face in his notice of dismissal.

His attorney Michael Dean did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. Declining comment was Dean’s co-counsel at the plaintiffs’ table: James Bopp, Jr., a powerful Republican attorney behind the Citizens United v. FEC—the Supreme Court decision that weakened campaign finance law and fueled the rise of super PACs.

“Sorry because of atty client privilege and because I do not telegraph my next moves, I cannot comment,” Bopp wrote in an email.



Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/pro-trump-wisconsin-lawyers-spike-election-lawsuit-on-morning-of-court-hearing/

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Reply Pro-Trump Wisconsin Lawyers Spike Election Lawsuit on Morning of Court Hearing (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 16 OP
DENVERPOPS Nov 16 #1
sboatcar Nov 16 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 16 #4
vsrazdem Nov 16 #13
barbtries Nov 16 #16
Midnight Writer Nov 16 #19
Midnightwalk Nov 16 #7
Escurumbele Nov 16 #15
Midnightwalk Nov 16 #17
Grimelle Nov 16 #21
Blue Owl Nov 16 #3
rustysgurl Nov 16 #5
reACTIONary Nov 16 #24
Deacon Blue Nov 16 #6
smb Nov 16 #8
geralmar Nov 16 #9
Kid Berwyn Nov 16 #10
DENVERPOPS Nov 16 #17
Javaman Nov 16 #11
Escurumbele Nov 16 #12
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 16 #14
Roc2020 Nov 16 #20
NoMoreRepugs Nov 16 #22
Lou Is Nov 16 #23

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:13 PM

1. It sorta makes me wonder

what is the purpose of all these frivolous legal attacks................

If they are merely a diversion, what are they trying to accomplish that they need time to execute????????
It frightens me to even speculate what is coming our way........

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:16 PM

2. I think the goal was to hurry up and file them before deadlines

and then hopefully delay until they could find any evidence....but when none of that evidence surfaced they figured they'd just ask for dismissal (not sure why though, I'm sure they could have gone to court and bilked the trump campaign for some big money)

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Response to sboatcar (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:22 PM

4. At some point a judge probably was going to slap them with sanctions

for frivolous litigation per Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which would be both embarrassing and expensive, as well as operating as a deterrent for any more of this nonsense. And they didn't want that to land on them.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:10 PM

13. I agree.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:18 PM

16. that's what i was going to say.

these are lawyers and they want to keep practicing law after this is all over.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:45 PM

19. I think sanctions are over due. This fits the definition of frivolous and harassing lawsuits.

These lawyers had an obligation to inform their client that the lawsuits have no merit, and a further obligation to not waste everyone's time and money with ridiculous legal suits.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:38 PM

7. I don't think there is a single reason

For trump and republicans there is no down side.

They can fund raise and the suits aren’t getting funded personally. Trump the “billionaire” could afford this out of pocket. He can’t but he can raise money and some goes to the RNC.

The ongoing lies about fraud fuel resentment. Resentment will drive turn out in the Georgia runoffs and in the midterms and some will carry over to 2024. They can’t imagine that resentment being turned against themselves through primaries or a third party. The violence will happen to other people.

Something might catch on. Keep on digging and maybe get the right case before the Supreme Court and hope for a favorable ruling. I don’t think that will happen, but if trump concedes there’s no chance.

Reasons against continuing like fairness, uniting the country, honor, patriotism mean nothing to republicans nor trump.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:12 PM

15. There is down side, they don't have the money to pay for the lawyers

My understanding is they have big debts to pay, reason why they are coning their followers to help them pay for legal expenses, but the money is going to pay debts and I imagine to the con's pockets as well.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:30 PM

17. They aren't personally responsible

At least I don’t think so. No lawyer would trust these clowns with an IOU, so running out of money would stop the motions but not the fund raising.

The fund raising is already mostly going to paying campaign debt anyway. So a little noise in court is probably a net gain financially to the party.

Bankruptcy and debt are negative motivations to normal people. They’ve shown they care about neither. So long as cash flows they make money.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 03:48 PM

21. It's all about keeping the base in check

if they keep filing, the MAGAts out there will see him as a fighter and will keep giving money to the Stop the Steal fund which it turns out is Roger stone brainchild.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:19 PM

3. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:28 PM

5. Two little words ... "under oath"

It's amazing how those two little words will sober you up.

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Response to rustysgurl (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 08:41 PM

24. Similar to the prospect of..

... being hanged in the morning.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:30 PM

6. Judges Making 'Smart' Lawyers Look Stoopid

They dropped it despite the ridiculous fee potential. Judges are laughing in their faces then kicking their asses, while the opposition really doesn’t have to do much except to stay quiet and try not to gloat.

That’s a happy spot at the courthouse, for the opposition.

Nobody held a gun to Trump’s lawyers’ fat smug heads and said go make fools of yourselves. As with All Things Trump, they bring this shit on themselves.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:45 PM

8. They Probably Figured They'd Gone As Far As They Dared...

...and if they kept pissing off the judge by dragging this nonsense into the courtroom they'd get slapped with professional sanctions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:56 PM

10. Telegraphing SCROTUS

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:30 PM

17. I see what you did there, KB.......LOL NC

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:03 PM

11. praying evidence will appear and having actual evidence apparently something these

morons lawyers fail to understand.

I think there is some seriously weird shit going down between barr and these lawyers.

I think barr actually believed that he could tie up the courts endlessly with this bullshit. but down in the trenches, the actual lawyers trying to present a case with no evidence probably thought, "trump/barr is not the hill I'm going destroy my career on".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:08 PM

12. My understanding is that lawyers can loose their licenses for introducing frivolous claims

Whatever happened to that? Why are lawyers not being made accountable?

"A lawyer shall not bring or defend a proceeding, or assert or controvert an issue therein, unless there is a basis in law and fact for doing so that is not frivolous, which includes a good faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing law."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:11 PM

14. Can they just re-file them now?

Thus achieving a later court date?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 03:34 PM

20. There is a moment between a hail mary and game over

that moment is over and the ball is batted down.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 04:31 PM

22. Bopp this MF'er.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 04:34 PM

23. Translation:

 

WE GOT NUTHIN'!

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