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An Appeals Court Has Suspended Rudy Giuliani's Ability To Practice Law In D.C.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a campaign event for Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on June 21 in New York.

A Washington, D.C., court has suspended the law license for Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's attorney, just weeks after New York similarly took action against him. Giuliani's law license will remain suspended in the nation's capital pending the resolution of his case in New York, according to the District of Columbia appeals court. The suspension by a New York court two weeks ago and now a Washington, D.C., court stems from Giuliani's attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. He was a part of a major effort by Trump's campaign to undo President Biden's victory in November. The former mayor of New York City made repeated, baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen. In a 33-page decision released last month, a New York state appellate court said there was "uncontroverted evidence" that Giuliani "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statement to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer" for Trump and his campaign "in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelection in 2020." Giuliani made no public statement regarding the Washington, D.C., court suspending his law license, but he did retweet a post on Twitter criticizing the temporary suspension as "just another gross miscarriage of Justice." Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.