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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 06:28 PM

6. Gohmert, Dallas lawyer who sued to change election results violated ethics rules for lawyers,

This will be fun to watch https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/01/04/gohmert-dallas-lawyer-who-sued-to-change-election-results-violated-ethics-rules-for-lawyers-group-says/

A national lawyers group on Monday called for professional licensing bodies to investigate East Texas congressman Louie Gohmert and his attorneys for what it called a “self-evident breach” of ethics rules for lawyers when they sued unsuccessfully last week to try to force Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Lawyers Defending American Democracy, a nonpartisan group that says it has the support of 5,000 lawyers across the country, said in a statement that Gohmert, Dallas lawyer William L. “Lewis” Sessions and unnamed other lawyers should be sanctioned for egregious conduct.

They brought a “specious” lawsuit that was “premised on an absurd reading of the 12th Amendment,” which directs the vice president as the U.S. Senate’s presiding officer to open vote certifications from the various states, the group said......

Last month, it called for the state bar of Texas to investigate state Attorney General Ken Paxton and for disciplinary bodies in other states to consider sanctions against 17 of Paxton’s counterparts in red states who sued in the Supreme Court in a vain attempt to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The group said discipline also should be considered against any lawyers among the 126 GOP members of the U.S. House who supported the Paxton-led suit

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