Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis censured for misrepresenting 2020 election

  • Ellis was censured after acknowledging 10 misrepresentations about the election.
  • State United Democracy Center filed the ethics complaint based on statements on television, Twitter.

Jenna Ellis, one of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers, was censured Wednesday by the Colorado Bar Association after acknowledging saying 10 misrepresentations about the 2020 election.

Among the false statements:

  • Ellis told Fox Business that “ballots were manipulated”
  • On Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.” she said,  “we know the election was stolen”
  • On Fox News she claimed 500,000 votes in Arizona “were cast illegally.”

As part of her disciplinary settlement, she acknowledged the statements were misrepresentations.

Bryon Large, the presiding disciplinary judge overseeing the complaint, said Ellis violated Colorado bar rules by engaging in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”

The advocacy groups 65 Project and  States United Democracy Center filed ethics complaints against Ellis. Aaron Scherzer, senior counsel for States United, said Ellis repeatedly went on television and Twitter to “promote the reckless lie that the 2020 election was stolen.”

Ellis is among several Trump lawyers who have been disciplined or become the subject of lawsuits over their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Here is what we know about case:

Jenna Ellis speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C, in 2020.

Judge: Ellis had ‘selfish motive’ and ‘engaged in a pattern of misconduct’

States United Democracy Center filed the ethics complaint in May 2022 with the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

Large, the state Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge, held a hearing March 1 on the misrepresentations Ellis acknowledged. Large said there were no comparable cases with similar facts.

“The parties agree that (Ellis), through her conduct, undermined the American public’s confidence

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Illinois SAFE-T Act: Former Chicago-area police chief, prosecutor sound alarm over fast-tracked safety law

Chicago-area criminal justice professionals are raising red flags over the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, which passed through the entire Illinois legislature between 4 am and 11 am CT Jan. 13, 2021, and is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

The 764-page SAFE-T Act, simply put, is an overhaul of the Illinois criminal justice system.

“I could speak for police chiefs throughout the state. We reached out and tried to get our opinions across to our local legislators and then ask them to bring that to Springfield and sit down and have some negotiations with the bill’s sponsors,” former Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel told Fox News Digital. “And there was a little bit of back and forth … but, to me, it was just to … check a box and say, okay, you know what? We did talk to the Illinois Chiefs of Police Legislative Committee.”

Concerns about the SAFE-T Act

The law, which Gov. JB Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.

The law, which Gov.  Jay Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.

The law, which Gov. Jay Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.
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“This police reform and accountability and criminal justice legislation is a substantial step toward dismantling systemic racism by bringing us closer to true safety, true fairness and true justice,” Pritzker said in February 2021 after signing the law.

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Critics of the law take issue with some of those provisions, including ending cash bail; prohibiting judges from considering a defendant’s previous behavior when determining whether he or she

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Falls Police Chief Whitney back on job Monday after being cleared of ‘alleged wrongdoing,’ attorney says

Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney has confirmed he will return to his job overseeing the 53-officer department Monday, five months after his sudden suspension.

But the mystery behind his unexplained forced departure continues, though Whitney’s attorney confirmed Saturday his client has been cleared of “any alleged wrongdoing.”

Falls Township officials have not publicly revealed the reason they placed Whitney on paid administrative leave on April 26, beyond that they planned to investigate the “regarding performance of his duties.”

Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney, on Friday, March 4, 2022, talks about the donations of expired police equipment from his members, that will be shipped to Ukraine.

Falls Township Police Chief Nelson Whitney, on Friday, March 4, 2022, talks about the donations of expired police equipment from his members, that will be shipped to Ukraine.

Whitney confirmed Friday that he will be returning as police chief Monday. He declined to comment further on the circumstances of his leave and return.

“I am returning to my duties as chief of police,” Whitney said in a text message. “I look forward to continuing my service to the community of Falls Township and working with the men and women of the Falls Township Police Department.”

In a statement released Saturday, Whitney’s attorney, Scott Pollins, said his client was cleared following an outside legal investigation.

“Falls Township hired the law firm of Campbell Durrant PC to investigate allegations of wrongdoing made against Chief Whitney,” Pollins said in the statement. “Representatives of Campbell Durrant performed a thorough and comprehensive investigation and no wrongdoing was found on behalf of Chief Whitney.”

The statement did not specific what acts Whitney had been accused of and the township has refused to provide either him or his client with a copy of the investigation and its findings.

Township officials have not released any details about its investigation of Whitney, including any findings, the cost to taxpayers and who conducted it.

Falls Township Manager Matt Takita did not

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