The US District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division largely sided with Whitmer and the defendants, writing, "[Powell's election fraud suit] should never have been filed. The State Defendants and the Intervenor-Defendants should never have had to defend it."
The court assessed both monetary and disciplinary sanctions against Powell and several other members of the Trump legal team.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed the district court's sanction. However, the appeals court did remove the sanctions and fees against some members of Trump's legal team and reduced the overall monetary sanctions owed to around $150,000. Powell and several of the attorneys whose sanctions were not reversed filed a petition for certiorari to the US Supreme Court.
In March 2022, the Texas State Bar Association filed a complaint against Powell claiming that she engaged in misconduct by pursuing baseless lawsuits alleging fraud in the 2020 presidential election. In December 2022, Wisconsin's governor also filed sanctions against Powell for similar allegations to those of the Michigan sanctions suit.
Yemeni Houthis on Monday said they attacked two American ships in the Gulf of Aden in support of the Palestinian people.
In a statement, the group's military spokesman Yahya Saree said the attack was carried out by "a number of naval missiles," and claimed to have made "accurate hits."
There have been no comments yet by the US and UK on the Houthi statement.
Early on Monday, the group also claimed to have targeted a British cargo vessel, the Rubymar, in the Gulf of Aden and downed a US military drone in Al Hudaydah in the western part of the country.
With tensions escalating due to the joint strikes of the US and UK against Houthi targets in Yemen, the group declared that it considered all American and British ships legitimate military targets.
"'The rule of law is under threat!' the Regime shrieks, as it throws its political foes into the gulagThe florid carbuncle of Woke-Maoist lawfare weeps its vile effluvium across the social landscape, poisoning whatever it touches, and nothing in the armory of reason, principle, or good faith avails to heal it. Sickness rages through the body politic. You have lost faith in all the doctors, and they have lost faith in themselves. The fever intensifies. The crisis is upon us. Which way will fate turn us? Toward death or recovery?
— Benjamin Weingarten