Trump to appeal gag order in fraud case to New York’s highest court

Source: The Hill | December 4, 2023 | Ella Lee

Former President Trump is seeking to appeal a gag order barring him and his counsel from discussing his New York fraud trial judge’s staff to the state’s highest court.

A lower appeals court reinstated Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron’s limited gag order last week. Trump’s counsel argued in their request to eliminate the gag order that the trial judge’s enforcement of it “casts serious doubt” on his ability to serve as an “impartial finder of fact” overseeing the former president’s case.

Trump’s legal team on Monday asked permission from the intermediate appeals court to bring their argument to the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court.

“Without expedited review, Petitioners will continue to suffer irreparable injury daily, as they are silenced on matters implicating the appearance of bias and impropriety on the bench during a trial of immense stakes,” wrote Clifford Robert, an attorney for Trump’s adult sons and other entities that are parties in the case, in the request.


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