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Appeals court reinstates gag order on Trump in New York civil case

Trump's attorney responded to the decision, calling it a "tragic day for the rule of law."

Published: November 30, 2023 11:44am

Updated: November 30, 2023 3:20pm

An appellate court in New York on Thursday reinstated the gag order on former President Donald Trump, preventing him from making public statements about the ongoing civil fraud trial.

Originally, Judge Arthur Engoron issued the order, which didn't allow Trump to make public statements about court staff after Trump made multiple comments about a clerk, according to CNN. 

While the appeals court paused the gag order, it was ruled that it needed to be restored. 

“Now, upon reading and filing the papers with respect to the motion, and due deliberation having been had thereon, It is ordered that the motion is denied; the interim relief granted by order of a Justice of this Court, dated November 16, 2023, is hereby vacated,” the latest appellate ruling reads, CNN reports.

“I intend to enforce the gag orders rigorously and vigorously. I want to make sure that counsel informs their clients of the fact that the stay was vacated,” the judge said. 

Trump's attorney responded to the decision, calling it a "tragic day for the rule of law."

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