July 1, 2022

Attorney Lin Wood loses attraction more than condition bar’s psychological wellness probe

Legal professional L. Lin Wooden speaks for the duration of a press conference on election final results in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

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  • A federal appeals court docket explained it could not hear a lawsuit Wood filed versus Georgia state bar authorities
  • The bar desires Wood, who received notoriety by endorsing baseless election fraud theories, to undertake a mental overall health examination

(Reuters) – Conservative lawyer L. Lin Wood cannot sue to block the Ga state bar from searching for a mental well being exam as section of its investigation into his perform, a federal appeals court docket claimed Tuesday.

Wooden, who acquired notoriety just after the 2020 election by advertising conspiracy theories of fraud in the race, final 12 months filed the lawsuit boasting that the request for a mental health and fitness examination violated his constitutional legal rights. On Tuesday the Atlanta-based mostly U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed a district court ruling tossing the circumstance.

The order suggests Wooden unsuccessful to show there was “poor religion” at the rear of the Ga bar investigation. The panel also reported Wood will have an opportunity to elevate constitutional promises ahead of the Supreme Court docket of Ga, and that court had declined a ask for from Wood to pause the disciplinary proceedings.

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Lawyers for Wooden did not quickly react to a request for comment. Bob Goldstucker, an legal professional with the Atlanta company Nall & Miller who represented Ga point out bar officials, stated the ruling acknowledges that bar authorities “execute on their tasks without the need of bias and only upon a audio basis.”

The Georgia bar beforehand said in courtroom filings that the psychological wellness analysis is component of its investigation into Wooden, who allegedly physically assaulted two of his previous law colleagues and tweeted last calendar year that then-Vice President Mike Pence must be executed. The bar mentioned Wood would not lose his license for refusing the test and will have multiple opportunities to contest the proof from him.

Wooden has denied the promises that he assaulted his former colleagues, and previously stated his comments about Pence amounted to “rhetorical or political hyperbole” that is protected speech.

The case is Wooden v. Frederick, U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, No. 21-12238.

For Lin Wood: Lin Wood pro se Ibrahim Reyes of Reyes Lawyers and Larry Crain of Crain Legislation Group

For defendants: Robert Goldstucker and Patrick Arndt of Nall & Miller

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