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NY suspends Giuliani from law practice over ‘misleading statements’ surrounding 2020 election

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By Jenny Goldsberry

New York Supreme Court’s appellate division ruled Thursday to suspend Rudy Giuliani from practicing law for claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. This month marks the 52nd anniversary since Giuliani began practicing law in the state.

According to the ruling, Giuliani violated New York’s “Rules of Professional Conduct” when he “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public.”

“These false statements were made to improperly bolster (Giuliani’s) narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client,” the court wrote. “We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law.”

However, the former New York City mayor is only suspended “pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.” It is unclear what Giuliani’s next move is, as he and his team have responded to requests for comment.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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New York City Dems Push Law to Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections

The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections

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New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.

“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.

“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

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Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.

Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”

The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.

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