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New York prosecutors ask judge to keep Trump gag order in "hush money" case in place

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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Major elements of a gag order preventing Donald Trump from commenting publicly about certain people involved with his New York criminal trial, including jurors, should remain in place, prosecutors said, perhaps even after Trump is sentenced on July 11.

Prosecutors for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg told Justice Juan Merchan in a filing released Friday that the order is needed to shield jurors, attorneys and staffers from threats. Since his conviction three weeks ago, prosecutors wrote, Trump "has not exempted the jurors from his alarming rhetoric that he would have...

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