You know a lawyer’s bluffing if he inundates the court with case authority for an ostensibly simple principle. The amicus brief that Judge Gleeson filed with Judge Sullivan in the Flynn case has those string cites. Gleeson’s bluffing. Worse, he’s lying.
It’s typical for dishonest attorneys to use fake citations – cases that do not stand for the principles asserted — in their endless string sites, hoping no one will check. This what Judge Gleeson did in his brief: Every one of his 14 citations in footnote two on page 1 is a lie. That’s all you need to know about his brief.
Gleeson argues that Sullivan was behaving normally when he invited a third-party to attack a defendant at the trial court level in a criminal case. These are Sullivan’s case citations, each of which is wrong:
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