On Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani
was barred from practicing law
, just two weeks after he was barred from doing so in New York due to his numerous lies
about the 2020 election
The order, according to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, will remain in effect until the conclusion of disciplinary hearings in New York.
A New York state
appellate court ruled last month that Giuliani would be barred from practicing law in the state for making “false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election, pending further investigation
“There is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers, and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President
Donald J. Trump
and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed reelection bid in 2020,” the court wrote at the time in its decision.
Following Trump's defeat to Joe Biden
in November, Giuliani was one of his most vocal defenders, claiming repeatedly without evidence that the election had been stolen through widespread voter fraud
. The court said such work
only deepened partisan divisions across the country and eroded confidence in U.S. elections
“The gravity of respondent’s uncontroverted misconduct cannot be overstated,” the court wrote in its 33-page decision, adding that “this country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden.”
According to USA Today
, the former New York City mayor
and former federal Southern District of New York prosecutor intends to appeal the New York decision. He has been licensed to practice law in New York since 1969 and in Washington, D.C. since 1976.