Lawyer Lin Wood Ordered to Take Mental Health Test to Keep Law License
Georgia State Bar issues demand to pro-Trump attorney
Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood says he's been ordered by the State Bar of Georgia to take a mental health examination if he wants to keep his law license.
Wood said Thursday that he will be stripped of his ability to practice law unless he participates in and passes the test after concerns were raised over his social media posts.
Wood, who has been an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump's allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election, has already been hit with social media bans.
He also lost at least one client after a number of Twitter posts calling for the execution of former Vice President Mike Pence.
Earlier this month, Wood was issued a permanent suspension from Twitter and had posts removed from Parler.
Parler was later shut down entirely by Amazon and Apple over allegations that the platform did not do an adequate job of moderating posts.
"I am fighting battles on every front.
"The State Bar of Georgia told me today they would demand a mental health exam from me if I wanted to keep my law license.
"My mind is sound. I have broken no rules.
"I asked what I had done wrong, I was only told it was about my social media comments. My speech.
"I try to live a principled life.
"There is no basis for the Bar's demand.
"But am I choosing my battles carefully?"
Wood said that he does "not believe God has brought me this far to stop fighting now."
He then said he would turn off his phone for 12 hours and spend time in prayer over what to do next.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Nick Sandmann—the former Covington Catholic High School who went viral for a video showing him in a face-off with a Native American man in 2019—fired Wood despite the attorney successfully winning defamation settlements for teen from major media outlets.
Weeks prior, Sandmann publicly condemned Wood for a tweet he sent prior to his lifetime ban.
Wood wrote, "If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election.
"Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason.
"He will face execution by firing squad.
"He is a coward & will sing like a bird & confess ALL."
To that, Sandmann replied, "I'm sorry but what the hell," adding later, "this is a dumb tweet."
In another post removed by Parler before the site was de-platformed, Wood wrote, "Get the firing squads ready.
"Pence goes FIRST."
Wood also said last week that his alma mater, Mercer Law School, "turned" on him, amid reports that the school was considering removing his name from its trial court over his rhetoric despite his $1 million gift to the institution.