Judge Tells Jack Smith To Take a Hike

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon had determined that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request for a gag order to be placed on former President Donald Trump had indeed violated a previous motion of the court. Trump’s defense attorneys had previously opposed the special counsel’s motion by arguing that it constituted “unconstitutional censorship.”

In the order, Cannon noted that the Department of Justice’s prosecutors had failed to confer with the defense’s legal team before the motion was filed which violated the rules of the court. The judge further pointed out that Trump’s team was not given “sufficient time” in order to review the motion. The filing had been made on Friday evening on Memorial Day weekend. 

The judge noted that because the Special Counsel’s motion was not in adherence with the basic requirements set by the court it would be “denied without prejudice.” 

On Monday, Trump’s attorneys claimed that the government had been responsible for “unconstitutional censorship” following the motion which called for the judge to impose a gag order on Trump. Trump’s legal team appeared enraged by the request and called for Cannon to place sanctions and fines on the prosecutors. The prosecutors had called for the release conditions of the former President to be altered in order to prohibit him from any future statements about FBI agents who had executed a Mar-a-Lago search warrant on Aug. 22, 2023.

Trump’s lawyers noted in the filing that their team is submitting procedural opposition to Smith’s filing which improperly called for a gag order to be put on Trump.

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