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To: Chief Trial Counsel Cardona and the State Bar of California

Disbar John Eastman for undermining our Constitution & elections

Disbar John Eastman for undermining our Constitution & elections

We request that the State Bar disbar Professor John C. Eastman if your investigation uncovers - as we believe it will - serious evidence of professional misconduct by John Eastman in connection with his representation of former President Donald J. Trump in efforts to discredit and overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

We accordingly urge an immediate and expeditious investigation. Should your investigation reveal the facts which we believe it will, and which warrant disbarment, we, the undersigned citizens of the United States, call on the California Bar Association to immediately begin disbarment proceedings against John Eastman.

Why is this important?

In leading efforts to undermine the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election, he attacked the foundations of our democracy. Nearly 160 million Americans exercised their right to vote in the November 2020 election. Dozens of courts rejected unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud, and the Electoral College formally ratified President-elect Biden’s victory on December 14, 2020. Despite these clear expressions of the will of the people—and with full knowledge of the implications of their actions—John Eastman undermined the Constitution and our democracy.

These actions prove John Eastman fundamentally unfit for membership in the legal profession. He has flagrantly violated some of the most elementary ethics rules governing the legal profession.

The California Bar should undertake disbarment proceedings against John Eastman and send the message that the legal profession stands firmly in defense of our democratic institutions. They must do so whether or not John Eastman plans to assume the roles of advocate and counselor ever again, as a private or public lawyer. It is the least our profession can do to protect and defend our most cherished ideals and institutions.

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