Judge rules ex-Trump lawyer John Eastman should be disbarred over efforts to overturn 2020 election

Judge rules ex-Trump lawyer John Eastman should be disbarred over efforts to overturn 2020 election


A California judge ruled that former President Donald Trump’s lawyer John Eastman should be disbarred for an alleged attempt to subvert the 2020 election results.

State Bar Court of California Judge Yvette Roland announced her ruling Wednesday. The former Trump lawyer was accused of 11 disciplinary charges in California’s bar court, ten of which the judge found he was culpable for violating.

Attorney John Eastman, the architect of a legal strategy aimed at keeping former President Donald Trump in power, talks to reporters after a hearing in Los Angeles, June 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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“In view of the circumstances surrounding Eastman’s misconduct and balancing the aggravation and mitigation, the court recommends that Eastman be disbarred,” Roland wrote in her decision. The recommendation

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