A California federal judge on Monday said it’s “more likely than not” that Donald Trump and his lawyer John Eastman conspired to obstruct Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election, calling their efforts “a coup in search of a legal theory.”

“Dr. Eastman’s views on the Electoral Count Act are not, as he argues, a “good faith interpretation” of the law; they are a partisan distortion of the democratic process,” according to the 44-page analysis from U.S. District Judge David O. Carter. “His plan was driven not by preserving the Constitution, but by winning the 2020 election.” 

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]