a court order banning reporters, attorneys, and other parties involved in a case before a court of law from reporting on or publicly disclosing anything relating to the case.
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How to use gag order in a sentence
Defense attorney Christopher Zampogna, who represents Zabavsky, declined to comment in an email, citing a gag order issued by the court.Pepper-sprayed, arrested, grieving: The mother who was at the front lines of D.C. anti-police protests | Clarence Williams | December 20, 2021 | Washington Post
During his trial, he was under a gag order, and since he’s been incarcerated, he has been extremely limited in his ability to speak to the public.
In 2012, at the request of lawyers for the indicted ticket-fixing officers, a Bronx judge issued a gag order blocking the list from being publicly distributed.A Union Scandal Landed Hundreds of NYPD Officers on a Secret Watchlist. That Hasn’t Stopped Some From Jeopardizing Cases. | by Jake Pearson | October 22, 2021 | ProPublica
They obtained a gag order against the defendant and his lawyers restricting what they could say about the case for several months.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous” | Kevin M. Gallagher | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was initially a gag order on the story in the newspapers.‘Brave Miss World’: Linor Abargil on Her Journey From Rape Victim to Beauty Queen to Activist | Linor Abargil | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those who were cured, who are currently under a gag order due to the pending court case, say Vannoni saved their lives.‘Hero’ Doc Accused of Harvesting Stem Cells in Dirty Basements | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He slapped a gag order on Don and Dan, all witnesses, and all investigators.
Under existing rules, only authorized biographies escape the gag order, a restriction that severely downgrades the genre.