Federal Judge Beaches Kraken and Orders Sanctions
U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker has granted the motion for sanctions against the so-called “Kraken” lawyers who sought to challenge the 2020 election results in Michigan: : Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood, Emily Newman, Julia Z. Haller. Brandon Johnson, Scott Hagerstrom, Howard Kleinhendler, Gregory Rohl, and Stefanie Lynn Junttila. This follows another sanctions decision issued in Colorado earlier this month.
In a 110-page opinion, Judge Parker details the attorneys’ bad faith and irresponsible conduct, and grants the state of Michigan’s and city of Detroit’s motion for sanctions. Judge Parker’s order provides that the named attorneys are jointly and severally liable for the costs incurred by the defendants. She further orders that each sanctioned attorney must “complete at least twelve (12) hours of continuing legal education in the subjects of pleading standards (at least six hours total) and election law (at least six hours total) within six months,” at the attorneys own expense. Judge Parker is also referring all of the named attorneys to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and the “the appropriate disciplinary authority for the jurisdiction(s) where each attorney is admitted, referring the matter for investigation and possible suspension or
In short, the Kraken attorneys have had a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good day.
Judge Parker’s opinion begins:
This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process. It is one thing to take on the charge o
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