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Rudy Giuliani disbarred to law practice in New York

Newsman: The former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani lost his New York law license, after a state appeals court found he had lied in arguing that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from his client, former President Donald Trump.

The court found that Giuliani, the former New York mayor who served as personal lawyer to Trump, “baselessly attacked and undermined the integrity of this country’s electoral process” and “actively contributed to the national strife that has followed the 2020 presidential election, for which he is entirely unrepentant.”

Rudy Guliani was disbarred in a decision on Tuesday handed down by the Appellate Division First Department in New York. He is prohibited from practicing law “in any form” and appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any public authority, among other things.

“The seriousness of respondent’s misconduct cannot be overstated,” the ruling said. “[R]espondent not only deliberately violated some of the most fundamental tenets of the legal profession, but he also actively contributed to the national strife that has followed the 2020 Presidential election, for which he is entirely unrepentant.”

The decision added, “Contrary to respondent’s allegations, there is nothing on the record before us that would permit the conclusion that respondent lacked knowledge of the falsehood of the numerous statements that he made, and that he had a good faith basis to believe them to be true.”

As a lawyer, the decision said, Giuliani should have known better.

Giuliani had previously been ordered by a judge to pay $148 million in damages for defaming two Georgia election workers. Though he had attempted to dismiss the judgement, he lost his bid in April, according to ABC News.

Ted Goodman, a spokesperson for Giuliani, said he would appeal the court’s decision.

Ted Goodman said in the  statement that, “members of the legal community who respect the rule of law in this country should immediately come forward and speak out against this politically and ideologically corrupted decision.”

“We will be appealing this objectively flawed decision in hopes that the appellate process will restore integrity into our system of justice,” Goodman said

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