New York State suspended Rudy Giuliani’s law license after a court ruled he made 'demonstrably false and misleading statements' while fighting the results of the 2020 election on behalf of Donald Trump. — Nicole Hong, William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess, The New York Times
New York State suspended Rudy Giuliani’s law license after a court ruled he made 'demonstrably false and misleading statements' while fighting the results of the 2020 election on behalf of Donald Trump. — Nicole Hong, William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess, The New York Times
Court Suspends Giuliani’s Law License, Citing Trump Election Lies
The former mayor of New York, once the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, is temporarily barred from practicing law in the state and faces possible disbarment.

The move was a humbling blow to a man who was once known as a law-and-order crusader and whose political ambitions and creative courtroom tactics against mob bosses turned him into a fixture on national television.

The New York State appellate court temporarily suspended Mr. Giuliani’s law license on the recommendation of a disciplinary committee after finding he had sought to mislead judges, lawmakers and the public as he helped shepherd Mr. Trump’s legal challenge to the election results. For months, Mr. Giuliani, who was Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, had argued without merit that the vote had been rife with fraud and that voting machines had been rigged.

In its 33-page decision, the court said that Mr. Giuliani’s actions represented an “immediate threat” to the public and that he had “directly inflamed” the tensions that led to the Capitol riot in January.

“The seriousness of respondent’s uncontroverted misconduct cannot be overstated. This country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden,” the decision read.
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