APRIL GALLOP, individually and for her minor child, E.G., Plaintiff-Appellant,
RICHARD CHENEY, former Vice President of the United States, DONALD RUMSFELD, former Secretary of the Department of Defense, General RICHARD MYERS (Ret.), United States Air Force,
…April Gallop appeals from a March 18, 2010 judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Denny Chin, Judge) dismissing her complaint asserting violations of her constitutional rights pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Federal Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), a common law tort of conspiracy to cause death and great bodily harm, and a violation of the Antiterrorism Act, 18 U.S.C. ‘ 2333(a). Gallop, represented by counsel in the District Court and on appeal, alleged that defendants, former senior government officials, caused the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States in order to create a political atmosphere in which they could pursue domestic and international policy objectives and to conceal the misallocation of $2.3 trillion in congressional appropriations to the Department of Defense. We hold that the District Court did not err in concluding that Gallop’s claims were frivolous, and affirm the dismissal of her complaint. In addition, Gallop’s counsel are ordered to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 38, 28 U.S.C. ‘ 1927, and the inherent power of this Court.
…Accordingly, Gallop and her counsel are hereby ordered to show cause in writing within thirty days from the date of entry of this order why they should not pay double costs and damages in the amount of $15,000, for which they would be jointly and severally liable, under Rule 38, 28 U.S.C. ‘ 1927, and the inherent power of this Court.
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