Trump gag order reinstated but narrowed in Jan. 6 case
Yes, a gag order that had been reinstated and narrowed down in the case of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol has been reinstated. The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington, D.C., restricts defense lawyers, witnesses, and other entities in the case from discussing the case publicly outside of the courtroom and social media. The order applies even to statements and conversations reported in the media. The judge said the order was needed to prevent the case from potentially turning into a “media circus” that could interfere with the defendant’s right to due process. The order allows the defendant’s lawyers to discuss the case outside of court as long as they do not disclose details that could prejudice potential jurors and they do not attack the integrity of the prosecution.