New York court suspends Rudy Giuliani’s law license

An appeals court suspends Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements attempting to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race.

An attorney disciplinary committee says in its motion to suspend Giuliani’s license that there was “uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani made false statements to the courts, the public and lawmakers, as he pushed theories that the election was stolen through fraud.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for US President Donald Trump, during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, on November 7, 2020, in Philadelphia (AP Photo)

“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 committee writes. “The hallmark of our democracy is predicated on free and fair elections. False statements intended to foment a loss of confidence in our elections and resulting loss of confidence in government generally damage the proper functioning of a free society.”

The ruling will prevent Giuliani from representing clients as a lawyer.

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