Giuliani knew that his claims of widespread fraud were false, but continued to lend his stature and status as a lawyer to Trump's legal effort to overturn the results of the election. In doing so, he undermined the most fundamental of the rights protected by the Constitution ... the right to vote. — Lawyers Defending American Democracy
Giuliani knew that his claims of widespread fraud were false, but continued to lend his stature and status as a lawyer to Trump's legal effort to overturn the results of the election. In doing so, he undermined the most fundamental of the rights protected by the Constitution ... the right to vote. — Lawyers Defending American Democracy
A prominent lawyers' group filed an 18-page ethics complaint calling for Rudy Giuliani's law license to be suspended over his false voter-fraud claims
  • A non-partisan lawyers' group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani on Thursday.
  • The group wants Giuliani's law license suspended while his work for Trump is investigated.
  • is lawsuits to overturn the election were "frivolous" and a "campaign of falsehoods," it said.
None of the dozens of legal cases Giuliani mounted in battleground states panned out, since he never provided proof of widespread voter fraud. On January 6, he also called for a "trial by combat" moments before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.

Shortly after the riot the New York Bar Association said it would consider expelling Giuliani, and a New Jersey congressman and New York State senator have said that they filed complaints to disbar Giuliani.

But according The New York Times, the latest complaint from the non-partisan group Lawyers Defending American Democracy "perhaps the most serious condemnation of Mr. Giuliani's conduct to date."

In a letter to the attorney grievance committee of the appellate division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the group said Giuliani violated his oath as a lawyer to support the Constitution by spreading lies to undermine the results of the election.

While lawyers have the right to represent their clients "zealously" and "engage in political speech," the signatories said Giuliani crossed an ethical line by abusing the judicial process and engaging in deceit.

They said Giuliani "knew that his claims of widespread fraud were false," but continued to lend "his stature and status as a lawyer" to Trump's legal effort to overturn the results of the election.

In doing so, he undermined "the most fundamental of the rights protected by the Constitution ... the right to vote," they said.

They added that Giuliani's actions in trying to overturn the election "show Mr. Giuliani to be unworthy of the privilege of practicing law."
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