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Lawyers and the limits of free speech. Kerri McGuigan discusses

The recent ruling of US district judge Linda Parker in King v Whitmer is a scathing indictment of the behaviour of the attorneys who led former president Donald Trump’s ‘legal’ attacks on last November’s election. The judgment concludes that the challenges were brought in bad faith and for an improper purpose. It ends with the imposition of various sanctions on the attorneys involved, including an order that the decision be sent to the appropriate disciplinary authorities for the jurisdictions in which each individual is admitted. Lawyers in England and Wales who behaved similarly would surely also expect to be investigated by their regulator. Read more