The public should have access to all records related to disciplinary proceedings pending against Rudy Giuliani, given the substantial public interest in Giuliani’s role in challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
So says a letter written by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The National Freedom of Information Coalition and 31 other organizations also signed the letter.
New York law permits appellate justices to release documents related to an investigation of an attorney’s professional conduct if “good cause” is shown.
“Press and public access to the proceedings … is particularly important given the public’s intense interest in the November 2020 election and its aftermath,” the letter states. “Mr. Giuliani engaged in a far-reaching campaign to challenge the outcome of the November 2020 election of the United States President. Further, Mr. Giuliani’s January 6 speech at the Ellipse was identified by House Managers in the second impeachment trial of President Trump as a key event leading to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.”