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    Ex-Chapman Law dean John Eastman suspended from practicing law in D.C.
    • May 4, 2024

    Ex-Chapman Law dean and Trump advisor John Eastman was temporarily suspended from practicing law in the District of Columbia in response to a similar order made by the California State Bar Court in late March, according to court documents.

    The temporary suspension would remain in effect until a disposition is reached in the California State Bar Court case, District of Columbina Court of Appeals Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby wrote Friday, May 3.

    Eastman was ordered to be put on inactive enrollment by California State Bar Court Judge Yvette Roland, who also recommended in court documents in late March that he be disbarred and taken off the roll of attorneys for knowingly making false claims about the 2020 election. He was put on inactive enrollment a short time later.

    Eastman filed a motion in an attempt to lift his suspension, but that motion was rejected by Roland on May 1. In her ruling, Roland wrote that the recommendation of disbarment was made “in part to safeguard the public.”

    In denying Eastman’s motion, Roland said he had failed to demonstrate he was no longer a threat to the public.

    Eastman, in late April, was indicted along with several others by an Arizona grand jury for their roles in the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Though his and former Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani’s names were redacted, they were identifiable in the indictment.

    In court documents filed in the California State Bar Court case, Eastman said upholding the ruling would be harmful to his clients by “depriving them of the breadth and depth of Dr. Eastman’s knowledge and prowess as a zealous advocate,” and would lead to his inability to make a living.

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