Colorado court lambasts attorneys engaged in malicious election lies

Two Colorado attorneys are about to feel the full effect of espousing election conspiracy theories in federal court.


U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter sanctioned Gary Fielder and Ernest Walker for their lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and a host of public officials from across the country. The two attorneys will now be personally liable for the fees defendants racked up to have the lawsuit dismissed.


The decision is another victory against attorneys who spread malicious lies in the wake of last November’s presidential election.


Last month, Rudy Giuliani had his law license suspended, and faces potential disbarment, for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” while spearheading former President Donald Trump’s baseless attempts to overturn the election. The appellate court suspending Giuliani linked his statements to the civil unrest across the county, including the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Neureiter followed suit in his opinion. The judge blasted the complaint for attempting to “sow doubt over the legitimacy of the Biden presidency and the mechanisms of American democracy.” He summarized that the lawsuit was “scatter-shot,” “disorganized and fantastical,” it comprised the “stuff of which violent insurrections are made.”


And that was just the beginning.



Read the rest of this column in The Colorado Sun.

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