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January 13, 2021

ABA Legal Fact Check updates prior posts on impeachment, perils of frivolous lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 — The American Bar Association has updated ABA Legal Fact Checks on impeachment and the perils of filing frivolous lawsuits to assist reporters and editors working on these timely stories.

With the U.S. House of Representatives voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump today for the second time in 13 months, the update on impeachment explores its law and history as well as what is meant by the Constitution’s term “high crimes and misdemeanors” and rules applicable to the trial the Senate must conduct once the House files articles of impeachment.

The factcheck on frivolous lawsuits notes that because lawyers are officers of the court, they must follow certain court rules when they file lawsuits and outlines how these suits could eventually lead to disciplinary action against lawyers for violating applicable rules of professional conduct.

ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to sometimes confusing legal questions and issues. The URL for the site is Follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

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