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Far-right lawyer Sidney Powell is still at risk of being punished for trying to overturn the 2020 election—including potentially depriving him—as a state judge told Powell’s Texas State Bar his rejected an attempt to quash a legal case against him, which alleges the lawyer of professional misconduct.

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Texas State District Judge Andrea Bauresa rejected Powell’s motion to dismiss the State Bar’s lawsuit during a hearing Wednesday, the State Bar confirmed. Forbes,

The State Bar’s Committee for Lawyer Discipline filed a petition against Powell in state court in March, with his lawsuits seeking the court to approve Powell and overturn the 2020 presidential election results in multiple battleground states. Said to have committed professional misconduct.

Powell allegedly violated the rules of professional conduct that prohibit lawyers from making false statements, using false evidence, bringing frivolous lawsuits, taking positions that cause “unfair”.[e] delay” or “burden” and “engag[ing] in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation,” the committee argued in its petition.

Powell stood behind his post-election lawsuits motion to dismiss The litigation, alleging the committee’s case against him, was a “baseless and illegitimate lawsuit” based on partisan “complaints” from Democrats against him and claiming legal action would, if successful, dispute election results for lawyers. It will be very difficult to do. ,

Bouressa declined Powell’s request to have the case dismissed, but said during a hearing on Wednesday that she had yet to make a decision on the charges against Powell and whether or not he had committed misconduct. Dallas Morning News reports,

Powell and his attorney, Robert Holmes, have not yet responded to a request for comment.