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Today’s blacklisted American: Rudy Giuliani loses law license for daring to represent Donald Trump

Rudy Giuliani-Blacklisted from practicing law in New York
Rudy Giuliani-Blacklisted from practicing law in New York because
he worked to defend his client, Donald Trump.

Today’s blacklisted American: Last week a panel of New York state judges, all Democrats, suspended the law license of Rudy Giuliani, claiming that he had “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.”

A review of the judges’ actual ruling [pdf] reveals the real truth. Giuliani was representing his client by citing actual affidavits (made under penalty of imprisonment if proven false) and other disturbing facts that raised questions about the security and legitimacy of the election results in November 2020.

The judges, being partisan Democrats and supporters of Joe Biden, dispute those facts. In their ruling they itemized many of Giuliani’s claims and then listed why they think they are false. Based on their interpretation of the facts they then decided that Giuliani must lose his law license, essentially because he took a position they disagreed with.

The problem however is that these facts remain disputed.

The judges’ interpretation of the known facts may be right. But so might Giuliani’s and the claims he, Trump, and many very qualified others have made about the fraud and vote tampering during the election. While some investigations are on going, most of the allegations have never really been investigated properly. We simply don’t know at this time, which means this disagreement is just that, a public disagreement between two parties, both of whom should have their right to make their case as per the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

And as Trump’s lawyer, it was Giuliani’s job to make Trump’s case, in all appropriate forums, which is exactly what Giuliani was doing.

In New York, however, that is no longer allowed. The First Amendment no longer exists. Nor does freedom of speech. If you are a lawyer and dare question any opinions of any Democrat, or have the nerve to take on any Republican as a client and work to defend them, the Democrats in New York who control the legislature and courts at almost all levels will team up to take your law license away and work to destroy you.

Moreover, the Democratic Party machine will act to destroy you without a hearing. Giuliani never got one before these judges, something that is unheard of in such cases and is also a violation of the Constitution, this time the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, which state that all accused parties will have the right to due process and the right to make their case before a judge or jury.

Not in New York. That state now has star chamber law, whereby secret gatherings of partisan Democrats decide your fate behind closed doors, and you have no right to dispute their conclusions, to their face. As retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz (and long time liberal Democrat) noted in commenting on this decision,

Dershowitz warned of the “danger” of allowing Giuliani to be disbarred “without a hearing.” He argued that equal justice for all is now “mortally wounded.”

“I taught legal ethics for, I don’t know, 35 years at Harvard Law school. I think of myself as a leading expert on legal ethics. I’ve never ever seen a case where a lawyer was essentially disbarred … without a hearing,” Dershowitz outlined. “The most basic concept of due process is you don’t deprive somebody of his living, of his freedom, of his ability to work without a hearing.

“And then the criteria under which they suspended his law license is so vague. It says in the course of representing a client, a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of fact or law to a third person. In other words, if he goes on your show, or he goes on my podcast, or he goes on Fox or anywhere else, and he makes a statement which turns out to be false, and he had reason to believe it was false, he could be disbarred. Do you know how many lawyers we’d have left if we applied that standard across the board? … We have case after case after case where prosecutors, defense attorneys, lawyers of every kind, have made statements … which turn out to be untrue, and they’re never disbarred. And certainly not without a hearing. And so, this is a first. …

The atmosphere is such today that if you defended President Trump in any way, they’re out to get you. And they’re certainly out to get Rudy Giuliani.” [emphasis mine]

Giuliani himself summed up the situation quite clearly in an interview shortly after the ruling became public.

All I can tell you is America is not America any longer. We do not live in a free state,” Giuliani said. “We live in a state that’s controlled by the Democratic Party, by Cuomo, de Blasio, and the Democrats.”

New York has been a one-party state for more than a century, though in the past the controlling Democrats were careful to at least obey the Constitution and our most basic laws regarding elections and the rights of citizens. No longer. It is now a one-party state ruled by a party of thugs who will stop at nothing to get their way and maintain their power.

And if you live in New York and continue to vote Democrat you are an accessory to this dictatorship.

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7 comments

  • Cotour

    This Giuliani suspension of his law license, just like if and when NYS Attorney general decides to criminally indict the Trump organization, is in the short term terrifying and without doubt an overt political abuse of power. desperation ain’t pretty.

    But its a good thing in the long term, especially as the Arizona audit results will be released soon.

    Rudy will in the end win, as will Trump, in the long term.

    The democrats will do ANYTHING to 1. Not allow the Arizona audit to hit the streets and or be seen as being credible, and 2. To somehow deny Trump the nomination and his credibility coming into the 2022 midterm elections.

    This is political warfare of the first order, and the people of America and the world are watching.

    Everything serves its purpose.

  • Mark

    Here is more detail concerning how New York is a one party state, and how political repression by ignorant ‘elites’ also leads to potential economic ruin. Out of 27 House congressional seats, the Dems have 19. And it looks like NYS won’t have a republican Senator for the foreseeable future. In 2020 in the State legislature, 19 declared far left or socialists won seats and there is a Democratic Party supermajority. Basically for Giuliano the fix was in, its all about Dem party power, so constitutional rights are meaningless. If its not a presidential election year, there is extremely low turnout, as evidenced by the primary election victory of a socialist for the Mayor of Buffalo. Besides political repression, the other focus of this one party state is the Green New Deal. State ‘Advisory Panels’ are now pushing insane decarbonization goals for the power generation sector. The big three problems with decarbonizing an electrical grid would be reliability, cost and storage. The average person does not understand that the Grid itself is one giant finely tuned machine that can fail if not tended to. The astounding ignorance of the decarbonizers ignores the known advantages of nuclear energy, and Indian Point is now closing. And their emphasis on ‘Energy Storage’ to accommodate the variability of Wind and Solar depends on speculative technology that does not yet exist. I predict the Green New Dealers in NY will wreck the electrical grid and only then will the Voters toss them out.

  • Cotour

    The reservation for the facility to conduct an audit in one of the questionable 2020 state of Georgia election counties as I understand it has been made. And they only wait for the judges decision to proceed. And that is expected shortly.

    In the long term there will be a reconciliation of these 2020 results.

    Slow and steady wind this race.

    And of course, Lawyers, Courts and Money. That is how political warfare is fought in America.

  • Getting disbarred in New York is almost a badge of honor.

  • bflat879

    This isn’t about disbarment, it’s about perception. If they can put on the perception of wrong doing, after the election, that’s all they need. I doubt this disbarment will stand, but they don’t care. In many cases that’s what lawfare is all about, forcing people to spend money to defend their obvious rights to the point where they just don’t bother. How many people voted for Biden with the hope that all the hate and discontent going around would stop, once Trump was gone? They would have voted for Biden, not because he was better, or Trump was bad, but to just shut down the noise.

  • Robert Pratt

    “NYC mayoral primary race thrown into chaos as BOE botches vote count.” I wonder if simply mentioning this failure of the local Board of Elections would be considered a lie by the NY star chamber? https://nypost.com/2021/06/29/eric-adams-narrowly-edges-garcia-in-preliminary-ranked-choice-results-boe/

  • David K

    @Mark. Agreed AND if they actually cared about decarbonizing the electrical grid, they would be building more nuclear reactors, not shutting them down.

    I am currently in New Jersey and am pleasantly surprised that there is a bipartisan effort to preserve our 3 nuclear power power plants which accounts for 40% of all electrical power in the state and well over 90% of carbon neutral electrical power.

    New York is totally off the rails in every meaning of the word as is California which is why they both lost an electoral seat after the last census.

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