BREAKING NEWS: New York SUSPENDS Rudy Giuliani’s law license for backing Trump’s ‘failed effort at reelection’ and ‘threatening the public interest’
Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended Thursday A New York appellate court concluded Giuliani made ‘demonstrably false’ statements regarding the 2020 electionSaid he spread ‘demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for [Trump]’ Giuliani led Trump’s legal challenges against the results of the 2020 election
Rudy Giuliani can no longer practice law in New York, a state appellate court ruled Thursday.
The court suspended Giuliani’s law license after a panel concluded he made ‘demonstrably false’ statements regarding the 2020 election.
‘[W]e conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020,’ the 33-page decision read.
Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended by a New York appellate court on Thursday. The former personal attorney to Trump is seen June 22 voting in the New York mayoral primary
It claimed that the former New York mayor threatened ‘public interest’ in his capacity as Trump’s personal attorney and insisted his actions ‘warrant interim suspension from the practice of law.’
Giuliani was one of the figures in Trump’s inner circle who led the former president’s legal challenge to the 2020 presidential election results.
He argued the vote was riddled with fraud and claimed voting machines had been rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
Giuliani was admitted to the state bar in New York in 1969 and had quite a prominent legal career before joining Trump’s team – including working in the Justice Department under Ronald Reagan.
He was named U.S. Attorney in Manhattan in 1983 where he remained through 1989 before running and becoming Mayor of New York City.
The New York Bar Association announced January 11, 2021 that it was launching an investigation into whether Giuliani’s membership should be revoked, noting his comments on January 6 to a crowd of Trump supporters before they stormed the Capitol.
The association also said it had ‘received hundreds of complaints in recent months about Mr. Giuliani and his baseless efforts on behalf of President Trump to cast doubt on the veracity of the 2020 presidential election and, after the votes were cast, to overturn its legitimate results.’
Although removal from the Bar Association membership does not disbar Giuliani, the ruling Thursday does stop him from practicing law in New York.