gag order

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gag order

n.
A court order forbidding parties in a legal action, lawyers, witnesses, and jurors, from making statements to the press regarding an ongoing case in which they are participating.

gag′ or`der


n.
a court order prohibiting those involved in a case from discussing it publicly.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gag order - a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit; "imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment"
court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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It can only be a matter of time before someone-perhaps a New Zealander resident in Australia or somewhere in the Pacific-sets up a website whose major purpose is to emulate Wikileaks and "name and shame" type websites, and publishes the names of every beneficiary of a suppression order issued by a New Zealand Court.
As an open justice rule, it follows that any derogation from the duty to publish reasons by the making of a suppression order must be subject to the same principles that apply to derogations from the conventional open justice rules.
According to Prime Minister John Key, a court suppression order is blocking the government to reveal the identity of the diplomat who has now left New Zealand.
Trotto was not in the car at the time of the stop and Judge Frison's suppression order did not apply to him.
Other than that I am not really saying anything else because there is a suppression order on what is supposed to be reported.
Basically a gagging or suppression order, the media have given these the now infamous name, super-injunctions.
A suppression order protecting Downie's identity in Australia was lifted last week after police revealed that they had finished checking an alibi he claimed to have for the killings.
The court ordered a suppression order on the man's identity and ordered that he be assessed by a psychologist.
The court suppression order on the case's details were lifted following the arrest of an alleged accomplice in a police sting operation.
Media organisations launched a court challenge to a magistrate's socalled suppression order, which banned reports on parts of the prosecution's opening statement because it could be read by potential jurors and be ruled inadmissible at trial.
Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions Rex Wild QC said the court in Darwin would probably be closed to the media and public if a suppression order on some details of the case was lifted.
Besieged Australian Governor-General Peter Hollingworth denied raping a woman 40 years ago Thursday after a suppression order issued by the Victorian Supreme Court was lifted.