What happens to a litigant who is so grossly misrepresented that the attorney is subject to being disbarred? Does he get a do over? Can the case at least be a wash so that no bad precedent results from it?
Unfortunately, no. For a shining example, see Miller
in which the appellate counsel didn't even appear before the Supreme Court.
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)