Appeals Court Upholds, but Narrows, Gag Order on Trump in Election Case

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023
From The Left
Sophie Park for The New York Times

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the gag order imposed two months ago on former President Donald J. Trump in the criminal case accusing him of plotting to overturn the 2020 election, but narrowed its terms to allow him to keep attacking one of his main targets: Jack Smith, the special counsel overseeing his federal prosecutions.

The fight over the gag order has pitted the First Amendment rights of a presidential candidate against fears that his vitriolic language could spur his supporters to violence against participants in the case....

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