A D.C. appellate court has suspended Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiLev Parnas found guilty of breaking campaign finance laws Giuliani associate Lev Parnas won't testify at trial Four Seasons Total Landscaping comes full circle with MSNBC special MORE’s law license in the District of Columbia pending the outcome of further disciplinary proceedings in New York.
The Wednesday order from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals comes two weeks after the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court barred Giuliani for making false claims in court while aiding former President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE’s failed attempts to challenge the 2020 election.
Giuliani is “suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending final disposition of this proceeding, effective on the date of entry of this order,” the order states.
The court also halted the proceeding pending the resolution of the disciplinary matter in New York.
Giuliani was one of several lawyers who helped Trump’s reelection campaign in its failed bid to overturn the 2020 election results through the courts, specifically in key swing states where President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Methane fee faces negotiations White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege The No Surprises Act: a bill long overdue MORE won.
Those challenges were ultimately tossed in federal and state courts, but the New York court blasted Giuliani for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to courts and the public during his legal challenges to the election.
The court blasted Giuliani’s “incredibly serious misconduct,” adding that it “directly inflamed tensions that bubbled over into the events of January 6, 2021 in this nation’s Capitol.”
“One only has to look at the ongoing present public discord over the 2020 election, which erupted into violence, insurrection and death on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol, to understand the extent of the damage that can be done when the public is misled by false information about the elections,” the court said at the time.
Giuliani is also facing multibillion-dollar legal challenges from voting technology companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic for claims he spread about their voting machines.