The three-judge panel reimposed a bar on speech about court staff and limits what he can say about known or reasonably foreseeable witnesses in the case.
In a sharp rejection of Trump's arguments, Judge Tanya Chutkan said the office of the president “does not confer a lifelong ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ pass.”
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.
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.
The ruling gives Trump’s lawyers time to prove why the former president’s comments should not be restricted as the case heads toward trial.
Former President Donald Trump is appealing a narrow gag order that bars him from making statements attacking people involved in his election interference case.
The order from U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is a milestone moment in the federal case that accuses Trump of illegally conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are slamming prosecutors’ request for a narrow gag order in his 2020 election subversion case in Washington, calling it an effort to “unconstitutionally silence” his political speech.