West Virginia AG to Newsmax: Trump Gag Order Unconstitutional

A coalition of 18 state attorneys general last week filed an amicus brief opposing a federal court’s gag order on former President Donald Trump because free speech “is at the core of First Amendment protections and political speech is paramount,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told Newsmax on Monday.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Oct. 29 reinstated a gag order prohibiting Trump from targeting the special counsel prosecuting his case or witnesses who might be called to testify about the then-president’s efforts to overturn his election loss.

Morrisey and Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led the effort to file the brief to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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