Jonathan Turley: Supreme Court Would Overturn Latest Trump Gag Order

Legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turley has weighed in on the latest gag order issued against President Donald Trump in his so-called “hush money” case in New York.

As Slay News previously reported, the gag order was issued last week by Judge Juan M. Merchan – a Democrat donor and supporter of President Joe Biden.

However, Turley believes that the U.S. Supreme Court would be likely to strike down the gag order that has been imposed on Trump.

Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, said as much during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”

Last week, Turley also published an article in which he analyzed the gag order.

The article can be found here.

Before we get to what Turley had to say, we’ll quickly bring you up to speed on the situation.

This is all taking place in the so-called “hush-money” case that Manhattan’s Democrat District Attorney Alvin Bragg has brought against Trump.

The case is being overseen by Judge Merchan – who has significant Democrat ties.

And, it is Merchan who issued the gag order.

The Associate Press reported:

“The gag order bars Trump from either making or directing other people to make public statements on his behalf about potential witnesses and jurors in the hush-money trial.

“It also prohibits any statements meant to interfere with or harass the court’s staff, prosecution team or their families.”

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Trump is still allowed to make statements about Merchan and Bragg.

However, if Trump violates the gag order, he could either be fined or placed in jail.

Trump has already been testing the limits of the gag order by posting on social media about Merchan’s daughter, Loren Merchan – who works for the Biden-Harris campaign.

Loren Merchan, who also works with other top Democrats such as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), recently provoked a backlash by posting on social media about her desire to see Trump jailed.

Here is one of Trump’s statements:

Judge Juan Merchan is totally compromised, and should be removed from this TRUMP Non-Case immediately.

His Daughter, Loren, is a Rabid Trump Hater, who has admitted to having conversations with her father about me, and yet he gagged me.

She works for Crooked Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Adam “Shifty” Schiff, and other Radical Leftists who Campaign on “Getting Trump,” and fundraise off the “Biden Indictments” – including this Witch Hunt, which her father “presides” over, a TOTAL Conflict – and attacking Biden’s Political Opponent through the Courts.

Former D.A. Cy Vance refused to bring this case, as did all Federal Agencies, including “Elections.”

During his Fox News appearance, Turley was asked whether Merchan’s gag order would survive review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Turley suggested that it would not.

“I think SCOTUS would look harshly at this order as it’s currently written,” he said.

Turley continued:

“If you want to try the leading presidential candidate right before the presidential election, you have to have some recognition that there’s a political speech element here, which is paramount.

“And, I don’t think the judge recognized that with this order.”

Indeed, Trump’s legal team attempted to make this argument in court.

Merchan was having none of it, however, and he proceeded to impose the gag order on Trump.

It is unclear, at the time of this writing, whether Trump is going to challenge the gag order.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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