U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will not be lifting sanctions on Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias and two other firm attorneys—partner Bruce Spiva and counsel Skyler Howton—for violating ethical rules in a voting case, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans v. Hughs, the court ruled Wednesday.

On March 12, the Fifth Circuit sanctioned Elias and his team for violating their duty of candor to the court when they filed a motion to supplement the record in February similar to one they filed in September that had been denied by a motions panel. The Perkins Coie attorneys did not note the earlier denial.