Media Tip Sheet: First Amendment Expert of Trump Gag Order Request

October 2, 2023

Catherine Ross

WASHINGTON (October 2, 2023)—Special Counsel Jack Smith asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan for a partial gag order on Former President Donald Trump. The order was requested after Trump’s remarks towards Milley and others thought to “intimidate potential witnesses”. According to The Hill, Smith requested a limited gag order for  “well-defined restrictions” on what Trump is allowed to speak about in regards to his legal  case.

For more context on the matter, please consider Catherine Ross, Lyle T. Alverson Professor Emeritus of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Ross is an expert in constitutional law, with a particular focus on the First Amendment. She is the author of A Right to Lie? Presidents, Other Liars and the First Amendment. Ross is a frequent media expert guest and commentor on Trump  trials.

If you would like to speak with Professor Catherine Ross, please reach out to Media Relations Specialist Shannon Mitchell at [email protected].