The Attorney General of Washington State filed a brief with the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, making a strong case that sanctions in the amount of $12,675 assessed by the court in the matter of the appeal in Jordan v. Reed were reasonable and proper, and that the Court should reject Jordan’s request for a reduction in fees.
The AG makes several points:
- Sanctions are meant to be a deterrent against future misconduct.
- Jordan had been warned by the trial court and the Attorney General that her appeal was frivolous.
- Plaintiff Jordan herself, through multiple filings, multiplied the effort that was required of the State to deal with her appeal.
- Market rates are the established method of calculating attorneys’ fees in Washington State.
After reading so much incompetent rambling in birther lawsuit filings, it is always refreshing to read a clear, concise well-argued brief well-founded in the law.
I bear Linda Jordan no ill will and no doubt she engaged in her reckless pursuit of a frivolous appeal partly encouraged by a long list of birthers who got away with the same thing. Still she was warned, and for birthers as well as everyone else, actions have consequences.
Read the brief: