Another one bites the dust

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Mehmet Oz lost. He’s gone, baby gone Blake Masters lost. He, too, is gone. Kari Lake hired lawyers to file a lawsuit. And now they’re gone, baby gone. And so is Lake’s complaint. And not only is the lawsuit gone, but Kari Lake’s lawyers — some of them — have been sanctioned by a furious Judge who recognizes bullshit when he sees it.

The Judge in Lake’s baseless, stupid lawsuit ordered Lake and Mark Finchem to pay court costs. These costs were incurred by the country the lawsuit was brought in — Maricopa County. Finchem is a republican election denier who was running for Secretary of State and also lost.

“Baseless filings.” That is what the Judge called this frivolous litigation. And he ordered their attorneys be sanctioned. “It is to penalize specific attorneys conduct with the broader goal of deterring similarly baseless filings initiated by anyone, whether an attorney or not.”

This litigation was against Governor-elect Katie Hobbs and several county government boards. And it appears one of these attorneys being sanctioned is a familiar name — Alan Dershowitz. Does this surprise anyone?

Although he was not named in the sanctioning, he IS listed as the lead attorney for Kari Lake. Who’d have thought it? This is according to the court docket. When Republicans rear their ugly heads, the Dersh seems assured to follow. Speaking out, Dershowitz said that he has “not challenged the results of any Arizona election” but merely provided legal advice. Right.

My favorite part of this whole story is that Lake and Finchem were both ordered to pay attorney fees of the other side. I think that’s fair, though, knowing Lake, she is likely squawking in pretend indignation right at this very moment. So — another failure for Lake. Another lost opportunity to concede graciously. Another one bites the dust.

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