Kirkland Dodges Sanctions For 'Abusive' Call In Trump Case

Law360 (November 18, 2020, 11:30 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday shot down a request from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign to sanction Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which is defending Pennsylvania election officials against a lawsuit aimed at upending the results of the state's presidential race, over an "abusive" voicemail message an unnamed associate left for a campaign attorney.

While Linda Kerns, a Philadelphia-based solo practitioner representing the Trump campaign, said that the message ran afoul of professional conduct rules, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann shot down her request without comment in a brief order on Wednesday morning.

The order comes after a hearing on Tuesday afternoon...

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