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California Bar Seeks to Disbar Trump Attorney John Eastman for Nothing

State bars around the country continue to ramp up their attacks on conservative attorneys, especially those involved in fighting voter disenfranchisement and suppression. The 65 Project was formed to file complaints against conservative attorneys, to get them disbarred. It’s worked quite well since few election attorneys now dare to represent Kari Lake and other conservative candidates who lost their races due to massive voter disenfranchisement. Last year, the left filed a bar complaint against one of the top conservative legal minds in the country for representing President Donald Trump in his 2020 election challenge efforts, John Eastman, and on Thursday the State Bar of California announced it is seeking to disbar him. 

The 65 Project filed a complaint against Eastman, a law professor who once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and founding director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, with the U.S. Supreme Court, and the States United Democracy Center (SUDC) filed a complaint with the California Bar. The SUDC is composed of progressive activists like Janet Napolitano and liberal Republicans. The Bar alleges that Eastman advised Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that Pence should not certify the election. But that’s completely false. Eastman went over all the possible legal avenues they could take, he never recommended one, and if anything, he was fairly negative about that option. Eastman “determined that, in light of the acknowledged illegality and serious allegations of fraud, one possible option was for the Vice President to accede to requests from numerous state legislators to postpone certification for a brief period to allow the claims of fraud and illegality to be assessed by the state legislatures.”He wasn’t trying to overturn the election or cause an insurrection, as the Bar characterizes it. He was providing advice on “whether the electoral votes that had been certified were legally certified after state election officials violated numerous provisions of state election law that had been adopted by the legislatures of the several states at issue, violations that unconstitutionally intruded on the legislatures’ plenary power …

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