The U.S. Supreme Court denied requests to review far-right attorney Sidney Powell’s post-election cases in Arizona and Wisconsin yesterday, the last of her cases to be rejected by the high court as the lawyer has continued to push conspiracy theories about election fraud.
The Supreme Court denied petitions in the two lawsuits, which both challenged the battleground states’ election results and alleged widespread election fraud, including debunked claims involving Dominion voting machines.
The cases had already been rejected by the lower courts, where a district court judge in Arizona said the case was “sorely wanting of relevant or reliable evidence” and a judge in Wisconsin said Powell’s requests for relief were beyond the court’s powers to address “absent the mythical time machine.”
The Supreme Court has already rejected Powell’s other two cases in Michigan and Georgia.
Powell and her co-counsel have voluntarily dismissed all her cases in the lower appeals courts except in Arizona, where her case there still remains pending in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Powell has been one of the primary Trump allies to push baseless election fraud conspiracy theories in the wake of the election, particularly the claim that Dominion Voting Systems machines fraudulently flipped votes to President Biden.
There is no evidence to substantiate those claims, and the Trump administration and campaign distanced themselves from the attorney as a result of her fraud campaign.
Powell now faces two defamation lawsuits from Dominion and rival voting company Smartmatic for spreading the allegations about the companies’ voting machines.
The Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected GOP-led cases challenging the election results, leading to frustration from President Donald Trump and his allies.
“They didn’t have the courage, the Supreme Court, they didn’t have the courage to act,” Trump said in a speech Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying the court “should be ashamed of themselves.”
In addition to the defamation claims against her, state and local officials in Michigan are also requesting for Powell and her co-counsel to be sanctioned and potentially disbarred for her post-election litigation.
“It’s time for the attorneys who filed these baseless lawsuits to be held accountable for their actions,” city of Detroit attorney David Fink said last week after the Supreme Court threw out Powell’s Michigan case.