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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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According to public court filings, Facebook has taken issue with a number of search warrants it has received from the government to gain access to user accounts while barring Facebook from notifying those users of the request for their information-a tactic commonly referred to as a gag order.
'The several statements made by the PCC with respect to the final payment to SMC were covered by, and prohibited under, the gag order issued by the Court of Appeals.
Judge Ahmed Abdel Maged issued a gag order on the 25 April protesters case, in which 108 defendants are accused of protesting without a permit, calling for illegal protests, attempting to overthrow the regime, and publishing false information that Tiran and Sanafir islands belong to Egypt.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A decision from an Ankara court to impose a large-scale gag order on an investigation into the deadliest terrorist attack in the country's history has attracted huge criticism from media organizations and politicians, who describe the decision as an attempt to cover up the massacre and violate the public's right to information.
New Delhi Miffed by the controversies its office bearers have been generating, the ruling Congress Party has come out with a gag order, asking office bearers to restrict themselves to their own areas of responsibilities.
<![CDATA[ National security case long under gag order has now been authorized for publication: 2,000 secret IDF documents were stolen, hundreds leaked.]]>
Little is known of their assessment of the proposed settlement because a gag order, imposed by two judges who mediated the bankruptcy reorganization, forbids them from talking about the case to the media - or even among themselves, unless the mediating judges are present.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 30 (ANI): BJP on Friday denied media reports that a gag order had been issued by the party to Pragya Singh Thakur.
SC issues gag order vs SolGen, IBP in Kalikasan writ plea !-- -- Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) - July 16, 2019 - 2:22pm MANILA, Philippines The Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Office of the Solicitor General from speaking about the fisherfolk's plea for Writ of Kalikasan in parts of the West Philippine Sea.
Sandiganbayan has reminded both the counsel of former Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) General Manager Al Vitangcol III and the prosecution to respect the gag order in place, which prevents both camps from discussing the cases' merits.
In doing so, Vitangcol said the prosecution violated the gag order issued by the anti-graft court in its order dated April 19, 2016, which called on all parties involved from discussing the merits of the case.