In Supreme Court’s First Term, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Bid to Toss Dominion Voting Systems Defamation Lawsuit is Rejected

Among the first decisions for the Supreme Court's first term on Monday was to reject a last-ditch bid by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to throw out a defamation lawsuit against him by Dominion Voting Systems.
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Among the first decisions for the Supreme Court’s first term on Monday was to reject a last-ditch bid by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to throw out a defamation lawsuit against him by Dominion Voting Systems.

Monday marked the official first day of updates from the highest court with newly minted Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Jackson did not take part in consideration of the Lindell case and the court did not offer any commentary on why they rejected it.

Lindell, along with Trump allies Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, both lawyers who filed election challenges on the former President’s behalf, are part of a lawsuit by Dominion seeking $1.3 billion in damages.

A lower court judge had allowed the lawsuit to proceed in August arguing that there is no “blanket immunity” on political speech.

All three made unproven claims of massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

RELATED: Report: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Cellphone Seized by FBI

Supreme Court Rejects Mike Lindell

Mike Lindell’s defeat with the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting an effort to toss the defamation lawsuit by Dominion is the latest in a series of setbacks befalling the MyPillow CEO.

Last month, The Political Insider reported that Lindell had his phone seized by FBI agents while sitting at the drive-thru of a Hardee’s in Minnesota.

Lindell was questioned about his connection to Tina Peters, a county clerk in Mesa, Colorado recently indicted on state charges related to a scheme to download data from voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election.

Peters has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A federal judge subsequently denied Lindell’s request to reclaim his phone from investigators.

RELATED: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Announces Lawsuit Against The FBI Over Phone Seizure: ‘This Has To Stop’

Lindell Sues the FBI

The Political Insider also reported that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced a lawsuit against the FBI and the United States government following the high-profile raid and seizure of his cellphone.

“We’re suing them for violating our First Amendment rights, our Fourth Amendment rights, our Fifth Amendment rights, and our Sixth Amendment rights!” he said to a crowd of supporters.

In their lawsuit, Dominion has argued that Lindell knowingly spread false information about their voting machines being rigged in favor of Joe Biden.

The entrepreneur’s lawyers, however, have argued that their client genuinely believed his claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

Dominion also filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News in March of 2021.

Likewise, a federal judge dismissed Fox’s bid to throw out the case, saying top brass at the network “recklessly disregarded the truth” in allowing the network “to propagate its claims about Dominion.”

The Supreme Court added nine new cases to its docket, including a challenge to Big Tech companies’ immunity granted under Section 230.

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