A New York appeals court has reinstated a gag order against former President Donald Trump in his civil fraud trial. The order prohibits Trump and his attorneys from making public statements about the courtroom staff.
The gag order was originally issued in October by Judge Arthur Engoron after Trump lashed out at a law clerk on social media. Engoron found that Trump's comments were "threatening and disrespectful" and could intimidate court personnel.
Trump's attorneys appealed the gag order, arguing that it violated their client's First Amendment rights. However, the appeals court upheld the order, finding that it. . .