gag law


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gag law

n.
A law that limits speech, such as that of public officials. Gag laws have in some cases been ruled unconstitutional for infringing upon freedoms granted by the First Amendment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gag law - a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
closure by compartment, guillotine - closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
2.gag law - any law that limits freedom of the press
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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"
Translations

gag law

, (US) gag rule
n (inf)Maulkorbgesetz nt (inf), → Maulkorberlass m (inf)
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We are not satisfied with the gag law," Vittorio Feltri, the editor-in-chief, said in a video message on Il Giornale's website, adding however that he found it "wrong to gag ourselves, losing the only means that allows us to speak to our readers".
enactment of the gag law to "public exasperation" with the
Garrison's opinions and actions were curtailed by the court decisions that found him liable of seditious libel and the federal government's enactment of the Pinckney Gag Law, which protected the private interests of slaveholders.
The Panamanian congress recently repealed the nation's press gag law and is considering legislation that would establish a host of free-speech guarantees.
Advocates, including the California Self-Insurers Association, some attorneys and certain employee organizations, insist this gag law is needed to prevent doctors from soliciting injured workers.
Let us look, for example, at what is commonly known as the election gag law passed by the old line political parties prior to the last election.
Harper has pledged to scrap the gag law mentioned in the short article, when he imposed his own gag order on members of his own party three days before the end of the Federal election on 28 June 2004
As for the politicians, of the four major parties only the Conservatives pledged to scrap the gag law.
Since Taking Effect, Unconstitutional Gag Law Had Chilled Speech by Florida Doctors