75 percent of lawyers would not support their firm taking Trump's post-election cases: poll
The lawyers and law firms involved in President Donald Trump's legal circus — including,Jones Day and, for a brief spell, Porter Wright and Snell & Wilmer — are being lambasted for their continued enabling of the president's efforts to overturn and undermine the 2020 presidential election results.
In fact, Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania's condemnation of Trump and his election campaign team sums up the consequences of the president's efforts:
One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened.
Fishbowl, a social network for the workplace which consists of verified employees, conducted a survey that centered on results from a total of 4,546 verified law professionals in the U.S. On its app, Fishbowl posed a yes-or-no question that read: "Would you support your firm if it represented the Trump campaign as it files lawsuits challenging the outcome of the election in several states?"
A staggering 74.92% of poll participants answered no. The social network also offered a breakdown of the results based on the locations of those who answered the survey. Approximately 97.44% of Washington, D.C. legal professionals who participated made their disdain clear. Massachusetts (81.92%) and Maryland (81.25%) also had very high opposition ratings.
Although Trump won the state of North Carolina during the presidential election, 64.41% of the state's lawyers who answered the survey said they would not support their firm presenting the Trump campaign's post-election legal battle. Another glaring statistic centers around the Jones Day law firm in New York. The New York Times reported several days ago that employees faced "growing discomfort" over the law firm's representation of the Trump campaign. Fishbowl's survey highlighted that same anxiety:
Out of the 103 Jones Day law professionals who answered the Fishbowl survey question, only 22.3% (23 in total) responded with Yes, almost 3 points lower than the overall survey average.
As the days progress, Trump continues to suffer defeat as judges push back against his unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.
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