Judge recommends disbarment of attorney John Eastman over efforts to challenge 2020 election

He may still appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court.

Published: March 27, 2024 7:32pm

Updated: March 27, 2024 7:44pm

A California judge has recommended disbarring attorney John Eastman, determining that he violated ethics rules by pushing former President Donald Trump's election fraud claims.

Eastman had supported Trump's claims that mass voter fraud affected the outcome of the presidential election. He further was the architect of the alternate elector scheme in which then-Vice President Mike Pence was to reject the electors from pivotal swing states in favor of pro-Trump slates.

Judge Yvette Roland determined that he violated ethics rules in pushing the effort, Politico reported. He may still appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court, though his law license will be inactive during the appeals process.

Eastman was also indicted in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's election probe, alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 other alleged co-conspirators. 

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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