NEW YORK — More than 3,100 attorneys, like a former lawyer normal, 14 previous federal judges and a few dozen former prosecutors at the office environment Rudy Giuliani once led, have joined a call for his law license to be revoked.
The up to date checklist of authorized major pictures, produced Monday by Lawyers Defending American Democracy, arrived as Giuliani doubled down on bogus claims that the 2020 election was stolen for President Joe Biden.
Attorneys licensed in 48 of the 50 states have signed on to a petition asking the New York Bar Grievance Committee to investigate Giuliani’s physical fitness to do the job as an legal professional. Amid the signers are previous Attorney Normal Stuart Gerson, previous Bronx District Lawyer Paul Gentile, previous town Corporation Counsel Fritz Schwarz and Ronald Goldstock, the previous head of the New York Condition Arranged Crime Undertaking Drive.
Extra than 4,000 nonlawyers also signed the petition, lots of describing by themselves as “concerned citizens” from states Giuliani sought to disenfranchise.
“The signers are legal professionals and everyday citizens throughout the region who see that Giuliani’s carry out is equally way out of bounds and destroying our democracy,” stated Christine Chung, a former prosecutor in the Southern District of New York.
“Giuliani possibly won’t or can’t prevent spreading the massive lie of the stolen election and every time he lies, it divides modern society,” Chung reported.
Giuliani rose to prominence in the 1980s as the mafia-busting U.S. legal professional for the Southern District of New York. Last thirty day period he was slapped with the 49-web page complaint detailing his lies about the election.
A focus on of his baseless conspiracy theories, Dominion Voting Units, then sued Giuliani for a jaw-dropping $1.3 billion. The former mayor has claimed that Dominion rigged the election for Biden.
Yet Giuliani, a own attorney for former President Donald Trump, has not backed down from baseless claims.
The letter notes that for the duration of an physical appearance last week on the podcast of previous White Household adviser Steve Bannon, Giuliani claimed that the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol by fanatical Trump supporters were essentially a secret plot by the Lincoln Task political motion committee.
The Lincoln Project has identified as the allegation “a textbook case of defamation.”
Giuliani did not quickly react to a textual content information seeking comment. He has formerly informed the New York Each day Information he has evidence to again up his claims of election fraud.