The case for disbarring Rudy Giuliani, other Trump lawyers—and even some lawmakers
The lawyers who have been complicit in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, bolstering both his baseless legal claims and his dangerous rhetoric, must be rejected by the legal profession.
Under professional codes of conduct across the country, attorneys are prohibited from engaging in “frivolous” conduct, and legal ethics generally prohibit lawyers from bringing claims for “improper purposes,” such as undermining an election. Conduct outside the courtroom matters, as well. And Scott L. Cummings, a legal ethics expert at UCLA Law School, summarized that being an attorney means “ultimately standing up for and promoting the rule of law as a core democratic value.”
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