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james boasberg U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

An obscure lawyer regulatory panel in Washington on Friday received perhaps one of its most publicly visible assignments yet: a referral from a federal judge who has broadly questioned a lawyer behind a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

The judge, James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, referred the attorney, Erik Kaardal of the Minneapolis-based firm Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, to the court’s Committee on Grievances, a panel that weighs attorney compliance with local federal trial court rules.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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Nate Robson

Nate Robson is the executive editor for The National Law Journal. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @Nate_Robson1.

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