Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

(TNS) Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law in New York was revoked on Thursday, with a panel of judges ruling that the former mayor has violated his legal oath by peddling “demonstrably false” claims about the 2020 election on behalf of former President Donald Trump.

The five-judge Manhattan Supreme Court panel concluded in a blistering 33-page ruling that Giuliani’s continued perpetuation of the thoroughly debunked claim that the election was stolen from Trump “threatens the public interest” and erodes faith in American democracy.

“The seriousness of respondent’s uncontroverted misconduct cannot be overstated,” the judges wrote about Giuliani. “This country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden.”

The suspension, which takes effect immediately, is temporary for now. However, the judges wrote that it remains in effect “pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee,” suggesting Giuliani may be permanently barred from practicing law in New York.

Giuliani and his attorney, Bob Costello, did not immediately return requests

for comment.

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scottmyers

Greene County Attorney Ed Kaplan’s license needs a similar treatment.

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