Pro-Trump Lawyer Lin Wood Must Prove Mental Fitness to Keep Law License


Controversial pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood announced on Friday he will not take a psychiatric test required by the State Bar of Georgia to keep his law license.

The statement: Wood, a Georgia-based attorney who became a favorite among “MAGA” diehards for his bullish insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, announced in a post on social media app Telegram that the Georgia bar asked him to undergo a mental health exam. 

  • The organization confirmed to multiple outlets that it was “proceeding with an inquiry pursuant to Bar Rule 4-104,” which addresses the procedure for revoking a license due to “mental illness, cognitive impairment, alcohol abuse, or substance abuse, to the extent of impairing competency as a lawyer,” including the referral for evaluation by a mental health expert.
  • In a follow-up post, Wood said he would not undergo testing and that the bar “will have to face the consequences of its choices,” including litigation.
  • Last week, Nick Sandmann announced he had fired Wood, who represented him in high-profile defamation lawsuits against media outlets such as The Washington Post, CNN and The New York Times.

Context: Even some of Woods’ former fans have speculated as to whether his increasingly erratic rhetoric is a symptom of mental decline.

  • Before being barred from the social media platform, Woods made a variety of sweeping claims on Twitter about a sinister child sexual abuse conspiracy, which involved Chief Justice John Roberts, among others.
  • In other social media posts, which he has since characterized as “hyperbole,” he has called for former Vice President Mike Pence’s execution by firing squad multiple times.
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