Noted Attorney Blasts NY Appeals Court for Upholding Trump Gag Order

( – Alan Dershowitz is a constitutional lawyer and former Harvard Law professor. Although he’s a supporter of President Joe Biden, he regularly defends former President Donald Trump in media appearances. Recently, he blasted New York’s appeals court for its decision to hold up a gag order against the 45th POTUS.

On Tuesday, June 18, the New York Court of Appeals refused to take up a challenge of the order imposed on Trump in his financial crimes case in Manhattan. Last month, a jury convicted the former president of 34 felonies for falsifying financial documents to cover up a hush money payment to a former adult film star he allegedly had an affair with.

Judge Juan Merchan issued the order — and later expanded it — before the trial began. He prohibited Trump from attacking the family members of court staff, witnesses, and the jury. The former president was allowed to criticize the judge and District Attorney Alvin Bragg as much as he wanted.

The appeals court rejected Trump’s appeal of the order “upon the ground that no substantial constitutional question is directly involved.”

Dershowitz discussed the appeals court ruling on “The Dershow.” He argued the court was wrong when it determined there wasn’t a constitutional issue. The attorney mentioned the decision was dealing with “a man running for president.” Dershowitz stated the country has existed for nearly 250 years and the gag order is one of the clearest Constitutional violations.

The former law professor said it’s Trump’s constitutional right to speak out about the “judge’s daughter, a law clerk, some witnesses, [and] jurors.” Furthermore, Dershowitz claimed the American people are entitled to hear the former president’s point of view on those people.

Dershowitz also attacked the Connecticut Bar Association for its recent press release that argued calling Trump’s conviction “rigged” and “corrupt” has “no place in the public discourse.” He said he doesn’t want the association shitting down “the marketplace of ideas.”

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