Statement on The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, vacating the contempt order against Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips
The Fifth Circuit’s powerful ruling lays bare the excesses of Konnech, their attorneys, and the lower court. The impermissible demands of Konnech, which were rubber stamped by the district court, caused great harm to True the Vote as an organization, as well as Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, who were imprisoned for over a week by Konnech and the court’s actions. In addition, Engelbrecht and Phillips’ rights to openly speak on matters of public interest were impeded under the color of authority. But hear them clearly today; the investigation of Konnech and their activities continues across America. Catherine and Gregg offer their profound gratitude to the Fifth Circuit’s vindication and are committed more strongly than ever to defending the integrity of American elections.