Lawyers can be sanctioned by courts for bringing frivolous suits without proper factual or legal support.
In a failed election fraud case the court is raising the issue of whether the lawsuit had sufficient factual and legal support to make it a justiciable claim. The court raised the issue of whether the lawsuit was merely restating Trump propaganda without factual merit.
Lawyers should not file lawsuits unless they have factual and legal support for the claims being made. The rules allow a court to sanction lawyers for bringing meritless claims, such as the one made the subject of this rebuke reported by Business Insider. The indicators are that the court is thinking about sanctioning the lawyers for the filing.
( Business Insider)"A Colorado judge gave a scathing rebuke to a pair of lawyers after he dismissed their case challenging the results of the 2020 election, suggesting they were just parroting former President Donald Trump's talking points.
Lawyers Gary Fielder and Ernest John Walker filed a class-action suit in December last year, claiming to represent the voting rights of 160 million Americans. They accuse a slew of high-profile politicians and tech CEOs of thwarting a Trump election victory with China and Iran's help, according to court documents seen by Insider.
The pair have bankrolled their case via a crowdfunding page calling it 'the largest civil rights class-action lawsuit in history.'
The case was dismissed in April, one of the numerous failed attempts to implicate voting technology company Dominion Voting Systems in an alleged plot to steal the election for Joe Biden.
But Federal Judge N. Reid Neureiter found the case so frivolous that he called Fielder and Walker in for a hearing Friday to ask them if they had been used "as a propaganda tool" for Trump, The Washington Post reported."
This is the type of conduct resulting in sanctions. Courts can impose monetary sanctions and report the conduct to the appropriate state bar licensing lawyers. Lawyers can be suspended or disbarred from practicing law in the appropriate cases.
This particular court has not sanctioned the lawyers in this particular case nor is there an indication of any other disciplinary action. However, the tools to do so are there for a court to use.