Morrisey, other GOP AGs file brief opposing federal court gag order on Trump

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is co-leading an amicus brief to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit opposing a federal court’s gag order on former President Donald Trump in his federal election subversion case.

The coalition of 18 Republican state Attorneys General argues the order issued by Judge Tanya Chutkan “overstepped its role in issuing an overly broad order denying Defendant, President Donald J. Trump, from making public statements about ‘individuals involved in the judicial process.’” 

The coalition says the gag order “amounts to the violation of Trump’s First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution,” also calling Chutkans’ order “both overly broad and overly vague.”

“This is not just about Trump saying what he wants to say,” Morrisey said in a press release. “It’s about protecting our constitutional right to free speech.

Read more on West Virginia Record.

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