In 1995, Robinson was convicted of public intoxication and fourth-degree aggravated assault, the order states. He also was convicted of violating a restraining order that his wife had taken out against him.
After a lawyer disciplinary board hearing last year, which mostly addressed his actions the day he attacked Gump, Robinson accused the board of "arbitrarily ignoring evidence" that Gump was a drug dealer and that he broke window panes on his front door, according to the order.
He grabbed the baseball bat to defend himself and to push Gump away from his house, the order states.
The justices dismissed that argument, noting that Robinson chased Gump out of the house and beat the defenseless man while he was lying on the street.
"Further, it is significant to this Court that Mr. Robinson has failed to take responsibility for or even recognize the magnitude of his actions," the order states.
The court also ordered that Robinson seek out an independent psychiatric evaluation and pay for the costs of his disciplinary proceedings before he applies for reinstatement.
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