November 22, 2023

New York AG Wants Trump’s Gag Order Reinstated

New York Attorney General Letitia James now wants the gag order put back in place against Donald Trump.

After the order was lifted, Trump made what she called “highly inappropriate” comments about a court clerk.

Dennis Fan, the senior assistant solicitor general in James' office, presented the argument to have the gag order reinstated before the appellate court on Wednesday.

Shut Him Up

I have argued both sides of this gag order issue after Judge Engoron hit Trump with the gag order.

I thought the order was unconstitutional but I also stated that Trump is probably doing himself more harm than good with these comments.

I think he needs to keep his comments focused on the trial and stop making personal attacks, but we all know that will never happen.

Fan argued that Trump made "highly inappropriate, and personally identifying attacks against the court’s principal law clerk.

"Each of these orders properly imposed exceedingly limited restraints on speech to protect the safety of the court’s staff and preserve the orderly administration of the trial."

Counsel for Judge Engoron and his clerk, Allinson Greenfield, stated, “Although Mr. Trump did not directly threaten Ms. Greenfield, the comments made in his post resulted in hundreds of threatening and harassing voicemail messages that have been transcribed into over 275 single-spaced pages.”

After Engoron put the gag order in place, Trump was hit with two violations, costing him $15,000.

However, Trump’s legal team appealed the gag order, which was lifted by the appeals court while the appeals process is playing out.

Trump’s attorneys argued, “This constitutional protection is at its apogee where the speech in question is core political speech, made by the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, regarding perceived partisanship and bias at a trial where he is subject to hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties and the threatened prohibition of his lawful business activities in the state.”

More than likely, a limited gag order will be put in place, similar to what we are seeing happening in the case before Judge Chutkan.

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