The Daily Caller: ‘Uncharted Territory’: Obama-Appointed Judge’s Gag Order On Trump Is The First Of Its Kind, Legal Experts Say

The Daily Caller

Judge Tanya Chutkan’s decision to place a gag order on former President Donald Trump is unprecedented, legal experts said Monday.

Chutkan issued a gag order following a hearing Monday restricting Trump’s statements about special counsel Jack Smith, his staff, witnesses and court personnel. While less expansive than the order requested by prosecutors, legal experts said it is nevertheless the first gag order to be placed on a presidential candidate and will present problems for the former president on the campaign trail, making a swift appeal likely.

“Barring a criminal defendant from publicly criticizing the prosecutor and judge is clearly unconstitutional,” Article III Project founder and president Mike Davis wrote on Twitter. “Gagging a presidential candidate is what happens in third-world Marxist hellholes. The DC Circuit must fix DC Obama Judge Tanya Chutkan’s clearly erroneous ruling.”

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