The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday it will keep sanctions it levied against lawyer Marc Elias, known for his role in the Russia collusion hoax and other Democrat operations, for his “lack of candor.” The court will vacate its sanctions against three of Elias’s fellow Perkins Coie lawyers.
Elias ran campaigns to change voting laws and practices to favor Democrats and in 2020 founded Democracy Docket, an organization self-described as “the leading progressive platform dedicated to opinion, advocacy, and information about voting rights, elections, redistricting and democracy.”
Democrats have celebrated Elias and his advocacy, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court was displeased with him and five of his colleagues at Perkins Coie after they filed a supplemental motion in February that was almost an exact replica of a motion that had been filed and denied in September, “without disclosing the previous denial.” The court strongly disapproved of the attorneys’ behavior, deciding to sanction them in March.