Last updated on: 1/30/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Rudy Giuliani, JD Biography

Title:
Former Mayor of New York City
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I checked with the FDA [Food and Drug Administration]. The FDA says marijuana has no additive medical benefit of any kind, that the illegal trafficking of marijuana is so great that it makes much more sense to keep it illegal. I will keep it illegal.”

Town hall meeting in Windham, New Hampshire, Oct. 3, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Cybersecurity advisor to President Donald Trump, Jan. 2017-present
  • 2008 Republican Candidate for US President
  • Member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group, Apr.-May 2006
  • Became a name partner in the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, 2005
  • Established Giuliani Partners, consulting firm in the fields of emergency preparedness, public safety, crisis management, energy and health care, 2002
  • Mayor of New York City, 1994-2001
  • Appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1983
  • Named Associate Attorney General, 1981
  • Appointed Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General, 1975
Education:
  • JD, New York University Law School, 1968
  • BA, Manhattan College, 1965
Other:
  • As Associate Deputy Attorney General, his first high-profile prosecution was of US Representative Bertram L. Podell (NY-13), who was convicted of corruption
  • As US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he indicted eleven organized crime figures, including the heads of New York’s so-called “Five Families”, under the RICO Act on charges including extortion, labor racketeering, and murder for hire
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?