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August 25, 2021
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement in response to U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker granting sanctions against Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, along with Texas attorney Sidney Powell:
"I'm pleased to see that the Court has ensured there is accountability for the attorneys who perpetuated meritless arguments in court. It has remained abundantly clear from the outset that this lawsuit aimed to do nothing more than undermine our democratic process. I appreciated Judge Parker's thoroughness in the hearing last month, and I appreciate the unmistakable message she sends with this ruling - those who vow to uphold the Constitution must answer for abandoning that oath."
The opening paragraph of the 110-page opinion reads, "This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process. It is one thing to take on the charge of vindicating rights associated with an allegedly fraudulent election. It is another to take on the charge of deceiving a federal court and the American people into believing that rights were infringed, without regard to whether any laws or rights were in fact violated. This is what happened here."