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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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But in 2011, Florida passed this National Rifle Association-(NRA) sponsored gun gag law, which forbade doctors from asking about guns in the home and mandated a fine of up to $10,000 and loss of medical license just for discussing guns with patients.
An appeals court has struck down a Florida law that banned physicians from asking patients about firearms, ruling that the so-called gun gag law violates doctors' First Amendment rights.
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A federal appellate court Thursday struck down a Florida law that prohibits doctors from asking patients about firearms ownership, saying the so-called gun gag law violates doctors' free speech rights.
In the Communications Law, known as the "Gag Law," approved by the Asamblea in June 2013 (NotiSur, July 19, 2013), the government has already tried to regulate social media content and access in an effort to eliminate anonymity, threatening the principles of Internet freedom.
In February, the first person was charged under Utah's ag gag law. She was filming from a public road as a slaughterhouse attempted to move a sick cow with a tractor.
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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".
Opposition politicians have also criticized the legislation as a "gag law" that would undermine the right to information.
"Sky TG24" news editor Emilio Carelli has also urged RAI journalists to join the effort against the Berlusconi wiretap gag law. But so far reaction from RAI journos has been muted.