One of Powell’s mandamus petitions stated: “A submission directly to this Court seeking an extraordinary writ of mandamus is unusual, but it has its foundation. While such relief is rare, this Court will grant it ‘where a question of public importance is involved, or where the question is of such a nature that it is peculiarly appropriate that such action by this Court should be taken.’”
Powell doesn’t appear to have posted any comments about the Supreme Court’s decision on her Telegram account page as of March 1.
A day before President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Powell withdrew another lawsuit in the Supreme Court challenging the Georgia election results. Powell also announced that she launched a super PAC dedicated to freedom of speech, constitutional rights, and “the sacred right of free and fair elections.”
In late January, Powell said she created the Restore the Republic Super PAC, which is an independent expenditure-only political action committee that may receive unlimited contributions and may engage in unlimited political spending on initiatives, provided it doesn’t coordinate directly with campaigns or candidates.
“The American people deserve a voice that exposes and rejects the self-interest of political parties, the control of tech giants, and the lies of the fake news,” she said.
Meanwhile, after the January 6 Capitol breach, Twitter suspended accounts belonging to a number of high profile conservatives, including Powell. Powell, in a statement to The Epoch Times at that time said, “there was no prior warning whatsoever” about her Twitter account being immediately deleted, adding “it was stunning.”
“Twitter’s actions and those of banks who close the accounts of many of the people who went to DC are fascism in its purest form; it is a communist coup that has been long and well-planned,” she said in a January email.
Powell, who successfully defended retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was introduced by the Trump legal team in November 2020, although the team later distanced themselves from her and said she was now working independently.
Separately, Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Powell as well as similar lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell. Powell’s lawyer, Lin Wood, claimed in public statements last month that she has done nothing wrong.
“Sidney and I will not be intimidated,” Wood said, adding that he and Powell “will not go away quietly into the night.” ✪