Liberal group fails to get Jenna Ellis disbarred, woke judge files censure statement anyway

Mar 9, 2023 | Political News

Attorney Jenna Ellis has been censured in Colorado after being accused of misconduct and making false claims about the 2020 US presidential election. The intent of the complaint was to have Ellis disbarred, but that attempt failed and resulted only in censure.

“My client remains a practicing attorney in good standing in the State of Colorado. In a very heated political climate, we have secured the correct outcome,” Ellis' attorney Michael Melito said.

Ellis was a senior legal advisor to Trump and was responsible for explaining the efforts of Trump campaign attorneys to secure the veracity of election results in key battleground states.

The complaint against Ellis was filed by the 65 Project, which claimed that she engaged in an “attempt to overturn the 2020 election by abusing the court system and making fraudulent, baseless allegations.” 

That not-for-profit was formed in 2021 with the mission to “hold accountable lawyers who engage in fraudulent abuse of the legal system to overturn election results and fuel insurrection.”

Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel Jessica Yates took up the investigation into Ellis and cited “10 misrepresentations,” Colorado Newsline reports, in which Ellis expressed the process of the Trump legal team.

“This was politically motivated from the start from Democrats and Never Trumpers,” Ellis told The Post Millennial. “They ultimately failed in their attempt to deprive me of my bar license. I’m glad to have this behind me and remain in good standing in the State of Colorado.”

Ellis accepted the censure, which was handed down by Presiding Disciplinary Judge Byron M. Large, who has a plaque featuring his pronouns in his courtroom.

Large's censure said that Ellis' tweets and statements about the campaign's efforts to demand recounts and interrogate balloting procedures in some states were made “with a least a reckless state of mind,” and that Ellis, “through her conduct, undermined the American public's confidence in the presidential election, violating her duty of candor to the public.”

This, Large said, was done with “a selfish motive” and was part of a “pattern of misconduct.” 

The statements made by Ellis for which the complaint was brought included comments from broadcast appearances with Maria Bartiromo as well as Sean Spicer.