Federal Appeals Court Denies Trump's Request to Review Gag Order in Election Case

The federal appeals court in Washington has denied Donald Trump's request to review a gag order that limits his ability to speak out in the case accusing him of attempting to overturn the 2020 election. 

The lawyers representing the former president made a request to the full US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to review the gag order. This request came after a three-judge panel upheld the restrictions on his speech, although they did make some adjustments to narrow them down. According to the AP, Trump has the option to appeal to the US Supreme Court.

In October, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan imposed a gag order due to concerns raised by special counsel Jack Smith's team. They were worried that Trump's inflammatory comments could potentially impact the proceedings, intimidate witnesses, and sway the jurors. 

Last month, the three-judge panel made significant modifications to the gag order, allowing Trump to openly criticize Smith. The panel explained that while Trump was allowed to make general comments about known or foreseeable witnesses, he was not permitted to directly attack them regarding their involvement in the case or the content of their expected testimony.

The lawyers representing Trump put forth the argument that the panel's decision went against established Supreme Court precedent and rulings made by other appeals courts. They emphasized the necessity of conducting a new evaluation, citing the need for consistency in the Court's decisions and the exceptional significance of the question at hand.


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