Lin Wood really put himself out there during the 2020 election, and it appears that the state of Georgia has their sights on destroying him.
They just pulled a big move to remove Wood’s license by forcing him to take a mental health evaluation.
Wood has refused this evaluation and is now facing the real possibility that his ability to practice law will be revoked.
(Reuters) – L. Lin Wood, a lawyer who played a role in former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn his election defeat, put his law license in jeopardy on Friday by saying on social media that he would not undergo a mental health evaluation requested by an attorney licensing body.
Wood said on the app Telegram on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia had told him he needed to submit to the evaluation to keep his law license.
In a subsequent post on Friday, Wood said he would decline the request and “litigate” with the state bar if necessary.
“I have done nothing wrong. I have only exercised my right of free speech,” Wood said in that post. “I will not allow the State Bar to persecute me for doing so and thereby violate my Constitutional rights.”
State Bar of Georgia Chief Operating Officer Sarah Coole confirmed that Wood had been asked to undergo a mental health evaluation but declined to comment further.
The development comes weeks after Wood, an Atlanta-based defamation litigator, was banned from Twitter, where he regularly embraced conspiracy theories.
A Delaware state judge earlier this month blocked Wood from representing former Trump adviser Carter Page, calling claims Wood made on Twitter about U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts “too disgusting and outrageous to repeat.”
Of course, Wood himself argues that he has no reason to take a mental evaluation and he’s not the only one who believes that.
This requires cognitive decline, which does not apply to Lin. Taking an unpopular position is not grounds to disbar.
Lawyer Lin Wood Asked to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation by State Barhttps://t.co/1IPpnW8xNK
— Todd V. McMurtry (@ToddMcMurtry) January 29, 2021
Regardless of how you view Lin, this does appear to be a desperate attempt to silence the famed lawyer once and for all.
How do you feel about this move against Wood?
Do you believe it’s fair or an attempt to silence him?
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