Results for - What goes around comes around. Are you as pleased as I am that Rudy is losing his license to practice law in New York?
Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former top federal prosecutor, New York City mayor and lawyer to a president, had his law license suspended after a New York court ruled on Thursday that he made "demonstrably false and misleading statements" while fighting the results of the 2020 election on behalf of Donald J. Trump. 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. - The New York Times (June 24/21)