The Supreme Court rejected former President Donald Trump’s legal fantasy of reversing President Joe Biden’s November election victory by dismissing pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell’s three ‘release the Kraken’ cases with a single sentence: “The petitions for writs of mandamus are denied.”
Powell, one of the attorneys on Trump’s legal team contesting the election results, has utterly ignored evidence and forged ahead with lawsuit after lawsuit, based on unfounded allegations that the results of the balloting was somehow inconclusive despite Biden’s overwhelming victory.
“I’m going to release the Kraken,” Powell declared on the talk show circuit, where she promised to expose how the deck was stacked against Trump in the election by “Silicon Valley people, the big tech companies, the social media and even the media companies.”
The brevity of the Supreme Court’s response not only illustrated that the justices found no validity in Powell’s complaints, but it made it seem more likely that judges will punish attorneys responsible for frivolous lawsuits challenging the election result.
An ethics complaint filed with the D.C. bar last week seeks to punish several attorneys behind a lawsuit kin which Texas GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert sought to force former Vice President Mike Pence to steal the election for Trump.
Powell became a defendant after spreading an unfounded conspiracy theory that voting fraud occurred as a result of tampering with voting machines used in closely contested states.
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against Powell over her claims that the company, which manufactured electronic voting machines used by some districts in the 2020 election, changed votes for Trump to votes for Biden.
Dominion is seeking compensatory damages of $651,735,000, punitive damages of $651,735,000 and reimbursement for its legal costs in the $1.3 billion lawsuit.
The company demanded a retraction in December, prompting Powell to tweet she was “retracting nothing.”
Dominion sent similar demands to other people and news media companies, including Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, Fox News and attorney Lin Wood – who amplified Trump’s lies about the election.
Newsmax aired a statement to “clarify” its coverage of Smartmatic and Dominion .
Dominion has sold voting machines in 28 states and Puerto Rico, including all of the battleground states where Trump contested results in hope of winning the presidential race that he convincingly lost to Biden.
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