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Attorney Sidney Powell, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, speaks during a rally Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. AP Photo: Ben Mergot.

Sidney Powell is fending off dueling legal fights over her false claims the 2020 election was rigged against President Donald Trump, a balancing act that legal ethics say could put her in a bind.

In the Eastern District of Michigan, Powell is facing motions for sanctions over a lawsuit she filed seeking to overturn the election results. Separately, Powell is fighting a federal defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems in Washington, D.C., over statements she made alleging the voting company played a role in causing Trump’s election loss.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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