Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspended For Spreading ‘Demonstrably False’ Election Misinformation
Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law and found guilty of spreading “demonstrably false and misleading” information about election fraud after the 2020 Election.
An official court document released by the Appellate Division of New York states the former mayor of New York is “immediately suspending respondent from the practice of law.”
The decision was made in reference to Giuliani’s behavior following the 2020 election. The court concluded, “that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”
Giuliani was part of former President Donald Trump‘s legal team and led the charge in disputing election results. He argued that massive voting fraud had occurred and machines had been rigged. The former mayor’s evidence presented to the courts has been ruled as false and misleading. Giuliani was first admitted to the state bar in 1969 and has worked in several prominent legal positions. He first worked in the Justice Department during the Reagan administration, later was United States Attorney in Manhattan in 1983. He then served as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001, notably leading the city during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Giuliani is currently being sued for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting Systems for spreading misinformation about the company.