InfoWars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media outside the Waterbury Superior Court during his trial on September 21, 2022 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Photo: Joe Buglewicz via Getty Images
Why it matters: Norman Pattis’ attorney improperly released court documents that included two years of Jones’ correspondence, dozens of Sandy Hook family records and other sensitive information, according to Judge Barbara Bellis. .
- Pattis said the release of the records was an “inadvertent mistake,” while Bellis was written in a court order he “failed to give even the least amount of attention and care required when handling plaintiff’s sensitive research material.”
This is what he said: “Fundamentally, lawyers must properly and appropriately manage access to sensitive material in civil cases,” Bellis said. “Otherwise, our civil system, which is to receive sensitive information about traditional customs, will only collapse.”
- “We cannot expect our justice system or external lawyers to be perfect but we can expect fairness and honesty,” Bellis wrote. “There is no integrity or respect in the handling of the plaintiff’s most sensitive and personal information, and there is no excuse for (Pattis’) misconduct.
- His license will be suspended for six months, according to the court order.
Important to note: Pattis, who is currently representing Proud Boys frontman Joseph Biggs at his trial on conspiracy to riot charges, has told the judge he plans to appeal the suspension. constant. CNN reports.
The big picture: Jones was accused of perjury after the lawyer representing the Sandy Hook families found the documents in question.
- “12 days ago, your lawyers went crazy and sent me a full digital copy of your cell phone records and all the text messages you sent for the last two years… and that’s how I know. “You lied to me when you said you didn’t have a text message about Sandy Hook,” attorney Mark Bankston told the court.