Supreme Court Would Look ‘Harshly’ at Donald Trump Gag Order: Legal Analyst

Legal analyst Jonathan Turley, appearing on Fox News Sunday, said the U.S. Supreme Court would “look harshly” at the recent gag order imposed on former President Donald Trump by Judge Juan Merchan.

After earlier stating that Merchan’s order had “major constitutional problems,” Turley was asked by host Shannon Bream, “What if it [the gag order] goes to SCOTUS?”

Turley, an attorney and professor at the George Washington University Law School, replied:

“I think SCOTUS would look harshly at this order as it’s currently written. If you want to try the leading presidential candidate right before the presidential election, you have to 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.”

This is a developing news story and will be updated with more information.

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