Wednesday, May 10, 2023

BREAKING: Arizona Federal Judge To Question Alan Dershowitz About Why He Should Not Be Sanctioned In Failed Kari Lake/Mark Finchem Pre-Election Lawsuit

Nationally-known attorney Alan Dershowitz will be on the hotseat in an Arizona courtroom later this month, as U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi will ask him why he should not have to reimburse Maricopa County for some of its legal fees in a Kari Lake/Mark Finchem pre-election lawsuit.

The Order setting a May 24 evidentiary hearing came four months after the parties finished briefing Maricopa County's request for $141,000 in sanctions as a result of the dismissed case "to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines" in last year's elections. Judge Tuchi then found that the plaintiffs "made false, misleading, and unsupported factual assertions" when they repeatedly stated that Arizona does not use paper ballots, and authorized sanctions.

Near the end of the briefing on sanctions, Dershowitz requested that he be released from any possible penalties, claiming that he was barely involved in the case. He was listed as "of counsel" to Lake and Finchem, and (belatedly) completed an application to be permitted to practice in the Arizona court.

Judge Tuchi is allowing 90 minutes for the May 24 hearing, and stated "the Court also will question, at a minimum, Messrs. Parker and Dershowitz."

Lake, Finchem and/or their attorneys also have sanctions pending in their Election Contest cases.

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  1. I'm confused. It says Kari Lake is the plaintiff on the document, but the article doesn't mention that.

    1. Thats the case which Lake lost. This hearing is about awarding the payment of legal fees to the defendants in this case.


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