Judge Tanya Chutkan thought that she had found the best way to defeat Donald Trump.
Take away his free speech.
If Trump isn't allowed to get the truth out about what's happening in his election fraud case, then how will the American public know what's true and what isn't?
Instead of being able to make our own decisions about the facts of this case, the left is trying to make sure that its narrative is the only one that goes public.
When the left's story can't be refuted, it creates the illusion of liberals being more credible than they really are, at least to the uninformed American.
Trump's attorneys were absolutely furious when they learned that Chutkan was instituting a gag order on Trump, which bans Trump from making comments that target "foreseeable witnesses in the case, lawyers on the case including prosecutors and court personnel."
The former president's legal team immediately filed an appeal, stating that "the Gag Order violates virtually every fundamental principle of our First Amendment jurisprudence. It imposes an overbroad, content-based prior restraint on the leading Presidential candidate’s core political speech."
"Given its extraordinary nature, one would expect an extraordinary and compelling justification for the Gag Order. But that is conspicuously absent. Instead, the Court generically states it must enter the Gag Order to prevent supposed ‘threats’ and ‘harassment,’" Trump's team claimed.
Chutkan had written in her order that the threats and harassment wasn't really "supposed." According to her, it's objectively true that Donald Trump and his rhetoric have been causing completely real threats for his targets.
She pointed out that Trump "has even called for the death penalty against some expected witnesses in the case."
What do you think?
Was Chutkan right? Did Trump ever make death threats? If so, are those protected under the First Amendment?
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