Political Speech
Former U.S. President Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of New Hampshire primary election, in Atkinson

DA Suggests Trump Violated Gag Order With Post About Daughter of Trial Judge

The DA argued that the gag order’s ban on statements meant to interfere with or harass the court’s staff or their families makes the judge’s daughter off-limits.

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In this June 26, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump looks on during his first post-presidency campaign rally in Wellington, Ohio. (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)

Trump Cites First Amendment to Contest Charges in Georgia Election Interference Case

A lawyer for the former president argued that the indictment should be dismissed as it seeks to criminalize political speech and advocacy the First Amendment protects.

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Motion hearing regarding access to transcript and interview jurors, in Atlanta

Judge Forges Ahead With Pretrial Motions in Georgia Election Interference Case

In a filing challenging the indictment, Trump's lawyers argued the charges against him seek to criminalize political speech and advocacy conduct that the First Amendment.

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Former U.S. President and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's rally in Sioux City

Donald Trump Assails Judge After Gag Order in New York Hush-Money Criminal Case

The judge long resisted imposing a gag order on Trump, but as the trial nears, he said his obligation to ensuring the integrity of the case outweighs First Amendment concerns.

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John Eastman sits during Harrison Floyd's hearing at the Superior Court of Fulton County

Ex-Trump Lawyer Should Lose Law License for Efforts To Overturn Election, Judge Says

The judge noted that his acts were "a departure from professional norms and are unequivocally outside the realm of protection afforded by the First Amendment."

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Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Between Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Allies

It ends litigation sparked by DeSantis’ takeover of the district from Disney supporters following the company’s opposition to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law.

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Former U.S. President Trump holds presser after criminal case hearing on porn star hush money charges in New York

Gag Order Bars Trump From Commenting on Key Figures in Hush Money Case

The judge cited the former president’s prior comments about him and others in the case in granting a prosecution request for what it termed a “narrowly tailored” order.

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The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court

Rulings Open New Frontier for Insurrection Claims Against State, Local Officials

The move came on the heels of an expedited high-court ruling that Section 3 can’t be used against federal officials or candidates until Congress writes a law.

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