A Look At The Sanction Dogging A Trump Judicial Nominee

Law360, Washington (January 3, 2018, 7:27 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's pick for a Tennessee court seat was the subject of rare Rule 11 sanctions while he was an attorney in private practice, penalized for bringing a case in 1997 a Maryland federal judge described as "unfounded in law or fact" and designed to "harass and punish" a woman who won a sexual harassment judgment against her employer — a disclosure that one Democratic senator said could influence his vote.

Eli Richardson, a member of Tennessee-based Bass Berry & Sims PLC who has been nominated for a federal judgeship in the Middle District of Tennessee, brought the controversial case in...

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