Trump attorney Sidney Powell evaded suspension after a Texas judge dismissed the case against her.
Republican Judge Andrea Bouressa said the evidence in the case was misnumbered.
Powel was one of many lawyers who made false claims about the 2020 presidential election.
Sidney Powell, a Trump attorney who spread false claims about the 2020 presidential election, avoided suspension after a Texas judge threw the case against her because some of the plaintiff’s evidence was out of order.
According to court documents filed Thursday, Collin County District Court Judge Andrea Bouressa granted Powell a temporary stay after she dismissed the case brought by the Texas State Bar’s attempt to punish her for conduct during and after the presidential election of 2020.
Bouressa, a Republican, said in her ruling that the Commission for Lawyer Discipline “failed to fulfill its duty,” in part because of “difficulty finding materials cited in the Commission’s letter.”
The judge said the committee’s motion listed Exhibits A through F, but that the “actual documents attached to the response were marked Exhibits A through H and did not match those listed in the letter were described”. When the court contacted the Commission about the errors, the latter replied that “no corrective action was required,” according to Bouressa’s ruling.
She added that, in view of the numerous flaws in the Commission’s documents, she did not consider many of the documents submitted. As a result, only two of the documents cited by the Commission were considered, Bouressa wrote in Thursday’s order. The decision is subject to appeal, the court said.
It is unclear whether the commission plans to appeal. Powell may still face repercussions from her voter fraud claims, as several other Trump attorneys have faced sanctions, criminal charges and suspensions, according to Forbes.
Representatives for Powell and from the commission did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Saturday.
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