Rudy Giuliani suspended from practice of law in New York

— A New York court has just suspended the law license of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, citing in part his work as counsel to former President Donald Trump.

The suspension is a stunning blow to Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who previously served as a top Justice Department official, and as the the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.

Giuliani and Trump since last November have made false claims about the legitimacy of the election of President Joe Biden, claiming that Trump was swindled out of a victory only by widespread ballot fraud in key swing states.

Giuliani’s suspension, which takes effect immediately, and which came a day short of his 52nd anniversary as a licensed lawyer in New York, was sought by the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, which encompasses Manhattan.

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