A federal judge headquartered in Arizona has issued sanctions against the legal team created by Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and another plaintiff in a failed case against Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and two Arizona county government boards.
Numerous residents of the state continue to be dissatisfied and enraged about the governor’s race, as activist judges appear to dispute the transparency of the very suspect November elections.
The response of Lake to the judge’s directives is scathing.
John Doughtery wrote for Conservative Brief that the campaign of Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake delivered a scathing statement after being scolded by a federal judge chosen by then-President Barack Obama, who also imposed a fine after filing an election-related complaint.
Last week, U.S. District Judge John Tuchi of the District of Arizona fined Lake’s attorneys and those of Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem. Earlier this year, Judge Tuchi of the District of Arizona dismissed Lake’s lawsuit and then moved to fine her attorneys and those of Mark Finchem.
“Imposing sanctions, in this case, is not to ignore the importance of putting in place procedures to ensure that our elections are secure and reliable,” Tuchi wrote in his order. “It is to make clear that the Court will not condone litigants ignoring the steps that Arizona has already taken toward this end and furthering false narratives that baselessly undermine public trust at a time of increasing disinformation about, and distrust in, the democratic process.
“It is to send a message to those who might file similarly baseless suits in the future,” Tuchi’s order noted further.
This prompted a strong response from Lake’s legal team, who accused him of being politically motivated and disputed his conclusions.
In a statement to the media, Lake campaign spokesperson Ross Trumble stated, “This case is not about money or gain.” “It was essentially a lawsuit in the public interest that sought election integrity.
“It is very, very rare to sanction a party in public interest suits. All in all, this reads like an angry Obama appointee who wants to send a message. The message is if you lose, shut up and don’t come to court. The message is not that you lost a case or acted in bad faith,” he added.
Doughtery reported including further information:
Alan Dershowitz, emeritus professor of law at Harvard, is one of the attorneys who joined Lake and Finchem’s team, and he told Law & Crime last week that he did so in favor of election integrity.
“I have not challenged the results of any Arizona elections. I have given legal advice about the future use of machine counting by companies that refuse to disclose the inner workings of their machines. I support transparency in elections,” he said.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
In an appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, Lake said she planned to “continue to fight for the people of Arizona” in spite of the federal judge’s sanctions. CONTINUE READING…