“We have been horrified by the inappropriate actions of these attorneys and the plaintiffs themselves, and we have intended to seek any sanction the court can order,” Detroit’s counsel David Fink told Law&Crime in a phone interview, adding that the court has “inherent power” to refer disbarment or suspension proceedings to the chief judge.

Cataloguing Powell and Wood’s “lies,” “unhinged conspiracy theories,” and “fraud on the court,” Detroit created a detailed list of the duo’s courtroom and extrajudicial antics—such as their pining for martial law, fundraising through shadowy dark-money entities, and marshaling a secret witness code-named “Spyder” who later told a reporter that the legal team made him submit a false declaration. In another bizarre turn, Wood speculated that Chief Justice John Roberts may be part of a Jeffrey Epstein-linked cabal of pedophiles, a claim that led his ex-client Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic-high school student, to debunk him.