Rudy Giuliani suspended from law practice in Washington, DC
A local appeals court in Washington, DC, on Wednesday suspended Rudy Giuliani’s power to practice law in the city.
A New York appeals court suspended Giuliani’s attorney’s license last month, saying he made “patently false and misleading” statements about last year’s election while he was there. lawyer for former President Donald Trump.
DC Court of Appeals action is required under city bar rules whenever a lawyer faces disciplinary action in another jurisdiction.
In a 33-page decision, the New York court wrote that “there is compelling evidence that [Giuliani] communicated manifestly false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the general public in his capacity as counsel for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failure for re-election in 2020 . “
Giuliani, a former U.S. attorney and mayor of New York City, can appeal the ruling, but he cannot practice law in the state. His lawyers have expressed disappointment with the decision and their inability to present a case.
The New York State Bar Association has launched an investigation into whether Giuliani should be deported after the Jan.6 riot on Capitol Hill. Following the suspension of the New York court, the group announced that it “is immediately withdrawing Rudy Giuliani from his membership of our association”.
Giuliani argued this year that there was no reason for the New York court to take action against him because the electoral fight is over and “he has exercised and will continue to exercise personal discipline to abstain. to discuss these issues in public “.