One of Trump’s legal shenanigans was destroyed today by a judge in Pennsylvania who declared the case “dismissed with prejudice”. A quick google told me that this phrase means that the case is closed forever and cannot be appealed.
To a layman like me, that seems like a very serious call for a single judge to make, putting him in a position of absolute power, with no appeals allowed.
So I have a couple questions for you lawyers out there:
How often does this happen? What would happen in a specific judge became known as the guy who uses " dismissed with prejudice" far more often than average.(maybe due to corruption, bribery, etc?)
How serious is it? In this case, the judge basically told Trump’s lawyers that they were wasting the court’s time by bringing a frivolous case with no evidence.That seems to be to be close to a charge of being in contempt of court, which can result in prison time.
How does a decision of "dismissed with prejudice affect the lawyers who lost their case? Is it a black spot on their career? does it imply professional incompetence?