A US appeals court judge on Thursday ruled a temporary suspension of comment restriction imposed on former President Donald Trump in the framework of his civil trial for fraud in New York.
- Judge David Friedman issued a temporary suspension of the gag order imposed by another judge who presided over the business fraud trial against the former president.
Judge Arthur Engoron imposed Trump’s ban on October 3 after he insulted the judge’s chief aide in a comment published on his Truth Social platform.
In addition, Engoron fined him a total of $15,000 for two violations of said restriction.
- The defenders of Trump They filed an appeal alleging that the partial gag order violated their right to free expression, so Judge Friedman ordered the suspension pending a hearing.
“Considering the constitutional and legal rights at issue, the temporary suspension is granted,” the appeals judge wrote.
Trumpfavorite for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2024 presidential election, and he accused his two eldest children of increasing the value of assets and properties to obtain credit and insurance on more favorable terms.
The federal judge presiding over another trial against Trump through a conspiracy to annul the results of the 2020 presidential elections, which will be held in March in Washington, imposed a gag order on him. It also stayed the appeal pending a hearing set for Monday.
- District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered Trump last month to avoid publicly attacking prosecutors, court staff, or potential witnesses before his trial.
Chutkan’s ruling came after special prosecutor Jack Smith, a frequent target of the ire of Trump, presented a motion arguing inflammatory rhetoric on Trump threatened to undermine his judgment.
Trump was charged in Washington for allegingly seeking to change the outcome of the 2020 election in a joint effort that led to a riot on January 6, 2021, by his followers in the Capitol.
Trump He also faces federal charges for allegedly mishandling top-secret documents after he left the White House and is accused in the southern state of Georgia of trying to reverse the results of the 2020 election.