(RepublicanInformer.com)- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is all set to go to court, with a date recently set for oral arguments to take place for those named in the recent $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Smartmatic. Giuliani was named alongside Fox News anchors Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, and Jeanine Pirro, as well as Texas lawyer Sidney Powell.
Powell and Giuliani both acted in a legal capacity defending former President Donald Trump and citing evidence of election fraud and misconduct, while the Fox News anchors delivered information about the then-ongoing discussions about election fraud and accusations made about Smartmatic voting machine software.
New York State Supreme Court Judge David B. Cohen announced that oral arguments will be heard on August 17 at 9:30 am. Attorneys representing defendants will be given opportunities to explain why the case should be dismissed.
Lawyers representing Pirro, Dobbs, and Bartiromo filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on April 26, arguing that Smartmatic failed to prove that the news anchors were acting with malice when reporting on the story of election fraud last year and into this year. The issue of “maliciousness” is important as it was a standard set by the United States Supreme Court in 1964’s Watershed case. A slew of other reasons were also included in their dismissal motions.
Former New York City Mayor and former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Giuliani, also included a lack of malice in his arguments for dismissal, while Sidney Powell has argued that the court does not have jurisdiction over her as she is not a New York resident and does not do primary business as a lawyer I New York.
Fox News is also fighting a similarly gigantic lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, the company responsible for creating election hardware. The network’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss that $1.6 billion lawsuit for similar reasons.
If this lawsuit goes ahead, then what standard would that set?
In what universe should news anchors and lawyers be stopped from seeking the truth?