In a detailed 33-page report, a five-person jury concluded Thursday that Rudolph W. Giuliani could no longer practice law in the city where he was once mayor, or in New York state generally. His suspension has been secured, the panel firmly surprises, because Giuliani “in his capacity as former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failure has transmitted false and misleading statements to the courts, lawmakers and the public “. he decided to be reelected in 2020. ”
In other words, Giuliani clearly lied, and because of those lies, he should not be able to become a lawyer until the outcome of a formal disciplinary hearing is known. It should be a warning not only to Giuliani but also to other attorneys who are considering appearing in court using Trump’s conspiracy theories. But I have a feeling that Giuliani will make things worse before he gets better.
With all the jokes about suspicious ambulance hunters, attorneys must adhere to ethical and professional rules of conduct. Each prosecutor requires this of its members and alleged violations can be evaluated and investigated. If complaints persist, attorneys can face a variety of disciplinary measures, including permanent license revocation.
The investigation into Giuliani revealed that he had also violated several of the professional rules practiced in the state of New York. He accused of lying to the courts and third parties; that he “has engaged in conduct that involves dishonesty, fraud, deception or misrepresentation”; and that his conduct has shown that he is unfit to be a licensed attorney. The common denominator of these violations is an unscrupulous disposition to lie.
The New York Supreme Court justices who approved the verdict came to describe the evidence of these violations as “indisputable”. As a result, they decided that, to protect the public, Giuliani should not lie in his capacity as his attorney.
If an attorney is accused of such fraudulent behavior, he can inevitably lead to the same dishonesty on the part of the attorney’s client. The stigma that both bring with them helps prevent legal violations between attorneys and leads to the marginalization of potential clients. But Trump doesn’t seem bothered that his attorney can no longer represent him. In response to Thursday’s ruling, the former president doubled down on his support for Giuliani and issued a statement praising his attorney as a “great American patriot.”
However, Giuliani is not the only Trump-affiliated attorney threatened. Sidney Powell, who reversed Trump’s false claims that his 2020 presidential election was stolen, must appear before a federal judge in Detroit in July for “inexcusable acts” that “undermined public confidence in government and dismantled our democratic systems.” . And both are targeted in Dominion Voting Systems’ $ 1.3 billion defamation lawsuit for their false claims of voter fraud.
Bottom line: Trump’s lawyers’ deliberate approach to promoting lies has both professional and real ramifications. Without his license, Giuliani is stuck: he cannot represent a client and appear in court on his behalf, for example.
That includes having another attorney do the work he left unfinished, but honestly, who else would want to risk having his own attorney license revoked for promoting the same bullshit that originally suspended Giuliani?
Just because Giuliani WILL be temporarily stripped of his license does not mean that he is gagged from speaking to the press about Trump’s alleged fraudulent claims. The problem, however, is that Giuliani is doing himself a disservice by repeating the exact lies that temporarily ruled him out in the first place. This suspension is temporary, he faces a final formal disciplinary hearing that could result in permanent dismissal.
Giuliani’s subsequent misbehavior will only corroborate the results of this five-person jury. And Giuliani hasn’t shown good judgment so far, so the result doesn’t look very promising to him.
Giuliani’s ticket to play in the legal arena was hit because he is out of the game. The very strong and very clear