NY Court Upholds Trump's Gag Order In Hush Money Trial

2 weeks ago A New York appeals court on Tuesday upheld the gag order in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, finding that Judge Juan M. Merchan “properly determined” that Trump’s public statements “posed a significant threat to the integrity of the testimony of witnesses and potential witnesses in this case as well.” Trump had asked the state’s intermediate appeals court to lift or modify the gag order, which bars him from commenting publicly about jurors, witnesses and others connected to the case, including the judge’s family and prosecutors other than District Attorney Alvin Bragg. In its ruling, a five-judge appeals panel noted that Trump wasn’t claiming that the gag order had infringed on his right to a fair trial.