US appeals court upholds restrictions preventing Trump from publicly speaking on 2020 election case
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is shown in a police booking mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, after a Grand Jury brought back indictments against him and 18 of his allies in their attempt to overturn the state's 2020 election results in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., August 24, 2023. Fulton County Sheriff's Office/Handout
A federal appeals court in the United States on Friday upheld a significant portion of the restrictions that prohibit making public statements in the trial of former President Donald Trump in the case of election interference.
Judge Patricia Millett, who authored the unanimous opinion by a panel of three judges in the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, stated, “We do not permit such orders to be trifled with.” She added, “Mr. Trump is a former president and a current presidential candidate, and there is a strong public interest in what he has to say.