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65 Project Launches Next Wave Of Bar Complaints, Focusing On Attorneys General

Bipartisan accountability group, The 65 Project, launched its next wave of complaints against Big Lie Lawyers with 15 complaints against state attorneys general for using their public office to bolster false claims and in an effort to overturn election results. One of the people filed against is Todd Rokita, the Indiana Attorney General. Their leadership positions in the Republican Attorneys General Association and its fundraising arm the Rule of Law Defense Fund should also draw the bar associations’ scrutiny since those organizations played a role in encouraging the Jan. 6 insurrection.

“Lawyers take an oath to stand as officers of the court and must follow a code of conduct and ethical requirements,” said Michael Teter, Managing Director of The 65 Project. “That obligation does not end when holding public office. Just the opposite. State attorneys general have an even greater responsibility to abide by the rules of our profession. These lawyers tried to help Trump cling to power by spreading falsehoods and lies in court filings. They must be held accountable”

The necessity of State Bar Associations investigating these Big Lie Lawyers continued support for Trump was laid out starkly yesterday as many of the sitting AGs The 65 Project is filing against filed an amicus brief supporting Trump’s theft of classified national security documents, further demonstrating their disinterest in the rule of law.

The 15 complaints were filed against the attorneys general in: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

In the coming weeks and months, The 65 Project will continue their accountability efforts by filing continued rounds of complaints with state bar associations over Big Lie Lawsuits that attempted to overturn elections in their jurisdictions.

The 65 Project’s Advisory Board is composed of preeminent and bipartisan legal and political figures. The group is called The 65 Project after the initial 65 lawsuits that sought to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 election. The lawyers who brought these suits — dismissed by courts as baseless and riddled with false statements — abused the legal process and violated their professional duties to push the “Big Lie” narrative of Trump to discredit current and future elections.