Court Temporarily Bars Ex-Trump Lawyer From Practicing Law in D.C.

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( – On Friday, May 3, the law license of former President Trump’s ex-lawyer was temporarily suspended by the D.C. Court of Appeals. The order comes after a similar one issued by the California State Bar Court in March.

Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, who is the Court of Appeals’ chief judge, unveiled the order last week suspending the license of John Eastman, former attorney to Trump, in D.C. ahead of a final disposition in the court proceedings in California.

Blackburne-Rigsby’s order follows the decision by a California judge in late March, in which the judge recommended the disbarrment of Eastman because he made “false and misleading statements” about the past election and his role in giving rise to the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

In California, State Bar Judge Yvette Roland wanted Eastman to hand over $10,000 in monetary sanctions. 

Last week, in a statement on Wednesday, May 1, Roland denied the former Trump attorney’s request to reinstate his license in California. Roland argued that Eastman wasn’t able to prove himself as not a public “threat.”

Eastman, who served as a dean at Chapman Law School, is awaiting a ruling by the California Supreme Court about the case, which he could end up appealing. 

Last year, the judge in California convicted Eastman of ten counts of the charges brought against him.

Eastman also faces other charges in battleground states later this year.

In Georgia, Trump’s former attorney is facing eight criminal charges stemming from his attempts to reverse the results of the past election in the state.

Eastman also faces charges in Arizona, where he and other Trump allies are accused of attempting to interfere with the state’s results during the same year.

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