On Friday, a federal appeals court temporarily halted Judge Tanya Chutkan’s gag order against Trump in the Jack Smith January 6 case in DC.
Last week, Judge Chutkan reinstated a gag order against Trump and argued in her latest ruling that Trump’s repeated inflammatory attacks on prosecutors, court officials, and witnesses had threatened to undermine the case and put people at risk.
The gag order prohibited Trump from making criticisms directed at Jack Smith, his prosecutors or staff, the Court’s personnel, or any ‘witnesses.’
The 3-judge panel at the DC District Court of Appeals, composed entirely of Democrats, suspended Chutkan’s gag order. Oral arguments are scheduled for November 20.
As reported by CNN:
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily froze the limited gag order issued against Donald Trump in the former president’s election subversion criminal case in Washington, DC.
In a brief order, a three-judge panel at the US DC Circuit Court of Appeals said they were pausing the gag order issued by District Judge Tanya Chutkan to give them more time to consider Trump’s request to pause the order while his appeal plays out before the court.
The appellate judges – Patricia Millett and Cornelia Pillard, both Barack Obama appointees, and Brad Garcia, a Joe Biden appointee – said they would fast-track Trump’s appeal of the gag order and hear arguments in the matter on November 20.
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