Today Attorney Sidney Powell and several co-counsel filed an appeal against sanctions levied by the District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan.
The court sanctioned Powell and others for attempting to disclose election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
In this appeal, Ms. Powell explains how the District Court abused its discretion in awarding sanctions to punish a complaint the District Court simply disliked and reached this deeply flawed decision through an equally flawed process. Through these sanctions including a referral to bar associations for discipline, Judge Parker set a new and impossible standard for filing pleadings in federal court.
Courts initially refused to hear election fraud cases on the merits. Instead, they relied on ‘standing’ to dismiss complaints. However, since that time, a mountain of election fraud evidence has been uncovered in Michigan, and elsewhere.
“Today, I filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit, seeking to reverse the egregious sanctions imposed upon me and co-counsel for filing a lawsuit which—although not required by federal practice—appended hundreds of pages of sworn testimony and expert reports. The right of attorneys to file a good faith complaint seeking redress of grievances without fear of judicial reprisal is crucial to the Rule of Law and protected by the “right to petition” clause of the First Amendment. The brief demonstrates to the Sixth Circuit how the District Court erred in imposing sanctions on attorneys for failing to meet a new, false pleading standard created by the District Court which stands contrary to centuries of civil procedure, the heart of our democratic process, and the First Amendment. Every lawyer can be subject to sanctions at the whim of a federal judge were this ruling allowed to stand.”
The ‘3 November’ movement is alive and well and promises to bring even more evidence of criminal behavior to public attention in the coming months.