Federal appeals court denies Trump request to toss gag order in DC election case


A federal appeals court in Washington, D. C., on Tuesday denied former President Trump's request to toss the gag order on his speech related to Special Counsel Jack Smith's election interference case.

U. S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan first imposed the partial gag order on Oct. 17, blocking Trump from making statements targeting Special Counsel Jack Smith, his staff, witnesses and court personnel.

Trump appealed the gag order, and a three-judge appeals panel upheld the order but broadened what Trump could say about the case and Smith.

Last month, Trump appealed the order altogether to the full Appeals Court but was denied Tuesday.

"Upon consideration of appellant’s petition for panel rehearing filed on December 18, 2023, and the request for administrative stay, it is ordered that the petition be denied," the order states. "It is, further ordered, that the request for administrative stay be denied."

Trump and his attorneys can now appeal to the United States Supreme Court.... (Read more)

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