Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacted to the State of New York suspending Rudy Giuliani's law license over his claims of fraud in the 2020 election:
"I taught legal ethics for, I don't know, 35 years at Harvard Law school. I think of myself as a leading expert on legal ethics. I've never ever seen a case where a lawyer was essentially disbarred . . .without a hearing. I mean, the most basic concept of due process is you don't deprive somebody of his living, of his freedom, of his ability to work without a hearing."
"And then the criteria under which they suspended his law license is so vague. It says in the course of representing a client, a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of fact or law to a third person. In other words, if he goes on your show, or he goes on my podcast, or he goes on Fox or anywhere else, and he makes a statement which turns out to be false, and he had reason to believe it was false, he could be disbarred. Do you know how many lawyers we'd have left if we applied that standard across the board?"
Host John Catsimatidis asked if the words "equal justice for all" are dead:
"I think they are mortally wounded. I don't think we're seeing equal justice for all. I think we're seeing selective justice. . .
When a prosecutor runs for office, like the attorney general of New York ran for office on the promise that she will get Donald Trump, is that equal justice? Or is that show me the man, and I'll find you the crime?
You know, that's what happens in banana republics. That's what happens in tyrannical regimes."