Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lawyer fired because of his participation in the attack on the Capitol files what could be the craziest lawsuit related to Trump's presidency -- UPDATED, again

January 25, 2021 (updated, at the end)

A Texas lawyer who was fired from his in-house counsel job after it was determined that he recorded himself at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, has filed a new lawsuit challenging the results of the 2020 elections which one article asserts "set[s] a new floor for legal embarrassment in U.S. jurisprudence."

As reported in Law & Crime, the "lawsuit bombastically attempts to assert that Joe Biden is not a legitimate president and that a rightful heir to that office will someday return. Until then, the case foolishly argues that a federal judge might be able to appoint a group of “stewards” from the cabinet of former President Donald Trump to run most of the government from the White House. That should occur, the lawsuit lawlessly speculates, after the Secret Service escorts Biden and his wife out of the executive residence at the order of a federal judge."

As the lawsuit states:

During the course of the epic trilogy, the rightful King of Gondor had abandoned the throne. Since only the rightful king could sit on the throne of Gondor, a steward was appointed to manage Gondor until the return of the King, known as “Aragorn,” occurred at the end of the story. This analogy is applicable since there is now in Washington, D.C., a group of individuals calling themselves the President, Vice President, and Congress who have no rightful claim to govern the American People. Accordingly, as set forth in the Proposed Temporary Restraining Order, as a remedy the Court should appoint a group of special masters (the “Stewards”) to provide a check the power of the illegitimate President until this Constitutional Crisis can be resolved through a peaceful legal process of a Preliminary Injunction Hearing and a jury trial on the merits.

The defendants in the case include every single member of the 117th Congress, every state governor and secretary of state, and Mark Zuckerberg and in a completely off topic remedy request, it asks the court to bar the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other federal agency from taking either the lawyer who filed the complaint into custody for his actions on January 6th “absent a showing for good cause by clear and convincing evidence" that he committed some overt and intentional act of violence that directly resulted in substantial injury to the person of another.

The lawsuit also declares that the “entire 117th Congress is illegitimate” and that, therefore, Donald Trump’s impeachment is “null and void.” 

Law & Crime has detailed analysis of the allegations in the complaint. Above the Law has a short comment.

Law & Crime has a follow up post with more analysis here.

UPDATE: January 28, 2021: Law & Crime and Above the Law are reporting today that Judge Alan Albright has issued an order to show cause in which it states that the Plaintiff’s claims have no merit.   

UPDATE: February 28, 2021: Above the Law has the latest on this lawyer.

UPDATE: March 2, 2021: Above the Law has yet another update.

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