A federal judge on Friday issued a ruling ordering pro-Trump Minnesota lawyer Erick Kaardal attorney to receive disciplinary action for filing a frivolous lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in at least five battleground states.
In the court order, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg for the District of Columbia argued that the lawsuit brought by Kaardal in several states contained “numerous shortcomings,” including the “flimsiness of the underlying basis for the suit.”
Boasberg added that the action requested by the lawsuit “to invalidate the election and prevent the electoral votes from being counted” is “staggering.”
“When any counsel seeks to target processes at the heart of our democracy, the Committee may well conclude that they are required to act with far more diligence and good faith than existed here,” the judge added.
The judge said that Kaardal’s explanations for bringing the lawsuit were inadequate, adding that the attorney will be referred to the court’s Committee on Grievances “so that it may determine whether discipline is appropriate.”
The Washington court’s grievance committee oversees complaints against attorneys that could warrant actions such as disbarment, suspension, censure or some other type of reprimand.
The lawsuit was filed in late December in five battleground states won by President Biden— Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The lawsuit argued debunked claims that widespread election fraud altered the outcome of the elections in those states, and that longstanding federal and state elections laws were unconstitutional.
Read the court ruling below, via Scribd: