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Lawfare No Bull: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Gag Order Arguments

Caleb Benjamin
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 1:42 PM

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Today on Lawfare No Bull: On Nov. 20, the three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the gag order imposed on former President Donald J. Trump by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in the Jan. 6 case. The three-judge panel pressed Trump’s lawyer, D. John Sauer, on whether any limit can be imposed on political speech related to a court proceeding and whether a gag order could be imposed on Trump to proactively protect the people involved in proceedings. The judges questioned Justice Department attorney Cecil Vandevender on the breadth of the gag order. 

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Caleb Benjamin was Lawfare's fall 2023 editorial intern. He holds a B.A. with high honors in government from Dartmouth College.

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