Political Speech
Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Houston

Trump Asks Appeals Court to Lift Gag Order Imposed in 2020 Election Interference Case

Trump’s lawyers say they will seek relief from the U.S. Supreme Court if the appeals court denies his request, arguing that the gag order violates Trump’s First Amendment rights.

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Disney Warns That If DeSantis Wins Lawsuit, Others Will Be Punished For ‘Disfavored’ Views

Disney says DeSantis unconstitutionally revamped and took over Walt Disney World’s governing district in retaliation after the company publicly opposed a state law.

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Gag Order in Trump’s Federal 2020 Election Interference Case Is Back in Place

Trump’s lawyers are vowing to fight the order, setting up a legal battle over what restrictions can be placed on the speech of a defendant running for America’s highest public office.

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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Dubuque

Lawyers Argue Constitution’s ‘Insurrection’ Clause Blocks Trump From the 2024 Ballot

Whether the judges keep Trump on the ballot or boot him, their rulings are likely to be swiftly appealed, eventually to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trump Organization trial in New York State Supreme Court in New York

Judge in Trump’s NY Civil Fraud Case Stands By $10,000 Fine Despite Fresh Objections

The former president's attorneys argued the fine was unfair and unconstitutional, but Judge Arthur Engoron stood by his decision that Trump's remarks violated the narrow gag order.

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Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams attends a campaign event in Dublin, Georgia

In Political Battleground of Georgia, a Federal Voter Intimidation Trial Is Underway

Starting Thursday, a judge will hear arguments and testimony about potential violations of a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that prohibits voter intimidation.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the Trump Organization civil fraud trial, in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City

Trump Fined $10,000 for Violating Gag Order in His New York Civil Fraud Trial

The episodes raise questions about whether Trump can abide by court directives that are aimed at reining in his rhetoric while he campaigns to return to the White House.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaigns in Derry, New Hampshire

Trump Isn’t Accustomed to Restrictions. That’s Beginning to Test the Legal System

Efforts to hold Trump accountable are testing the legal system in unprecedented ways as judges struggle with how to rein in the former president’s inflammatory rhetoric.

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