Political and Legislative

GOP Pushes ‘Let Trump Speak Act’ to Ban Gag Orders

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) is touting a new bill that he says would prohibit judges from issuing gag orders on defendants in most civil and criminal cases.

The bill, called the “Let Trump Speak Act,” comes as former President Trump continues to fight against his gag order in the ongoing hush money criminal trial in New York.

In an interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo on Monday, Ogles said the bill aims to target gag orders “that are clearly politically motivated.” The bill would also establish a right of action, which Ogles said would provide a basis for the defendant to sue “because his rights are being violated.”

Read more at The Hill

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