NY: Appeals court temporarily lifts gag order in disgraced former president’s civil fraud case

Source: NBC News

“A New York appeals court on Thursday temporarily blocked a gag order in former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial that barred him from complaining about the judge’s law clerk. The Appellate Division judge ordered the stay after Trump’s attorneys appealed the gag order that Judge Arthur Engoron had put in place as being ‘unconstitutional.’ In a brief handwritten ruling Thursday, Appellate Division Justice David Friedman said he was granting an interim stay on the gag order given the ‘constitutional and statutory rights at issue.’ The pause will remain in place until at least Nov. 27, when a full panel of appeals court judges will consider the matter.” (11/16/23)