Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell’s latest legal filing cites Buzz Lightyear
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Brendan MorrowFri, April 9, 2021, 8:55 AM·2 min read
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Sidney Powell is evidently hoping she’s got a friend in the court system.
The attorney who served on former President Donald Trump’s legal team in its failed efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election is back in court, as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) is motioning for sanctions in response to “meritless” election lawsuits, according to Business Insider.
Powell’s team in a new filing argued the motion is “without jurisdiction and is untimely.” And as BuzzFeed News‘ Zoe Tillman reported, they also decided to cite clearly the greatest legal mind of our time: Toy Story‘s Buzz Lightyear.
“Defendant would have this Court make new law, create an exception for a baseless and untimely motion, which — with no precedent in the case law or any rule — could extend the time for filing a sanctions motion ‘to infinity and beyond’ to harass a plaintiff in what amounts to nothing more than political grandstanding,” the filing reads.
Why the “infinity and beyond” quote was even necessary to make that point is anyone’s guess, but perhaps the team simply enjoyed the novelty of seeing a footnote in a legal filing actually read, “Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (Pixar 1995).” Don’t be surprised if Evers seizes the opportunity to shoot back with a Buzz quote of his own: “There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfX0%3D&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1380518912090050560&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fformer-trump-lawyer-sidney-powells-155544315.html&sessionId=fc0925f3472bffa968bd9d9771ad6eee818d2d9f&siteScreenName=YahooNews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=1ead0c7%3A1617660954974&width=550px
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