Donald Trump was briefly given permission to speak out in his 2020 election influence case in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
This is the latest development in the legal battle over the limits on the former president’s speech.
The limited gag order has been put on hold by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decision so that the judges can think about Trump’s request for a longer stay while his cases play out.
But the short reprieve “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits” of Trump’s bid, the appeals court said.
The court scheduled formal arguments for November 20 in front of a group of three judges who were all chosen by Democratic presidents.
Rogan O’Handley remarked on the court’s decision on Friday.
🚨DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspends Trump’s gag order in the J6 criminal case, overruling Judge Chuthkan
The issue will be argued on November 20th
Trump can now speak freely and publicly defend himself once again pic.twitter.com/0ZSFSWFCAC
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) November 3, 2023
“DC Circuit Court of Appeals suspends Trump’s gag order in the J6 criminal case, overruling Judge Chuthkan,” O’Handley said.
“The issue will be argued