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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The gag order is unjustified, illogical and unconstitutional.
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Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek lifted on Tuesday a gag order on the case involving the security raid of the Press Syndicate, where journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al-Saqa were arrested.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A court-imposed media gag order on an investigation into the bombing in Ankara seems to have backfired as a number of TV channels and media outlets have continued to publish details of the attack amid reactions against the ban, which is seen as an attempt to cover up the massacre and violate the public's right to information.
CONCERNED over Congress leaders speaking to the media in multiple voices and the lack of a common line denting its image, the Grand Old Party on Monday issued a virtual gag order and said only authorised spokespersons were allowed to speak for it.
Vogt issued the initial gag order on April 2, about four weeks after Springfield police arrested Strebendt, a former professional mixed-martial arts fighter who shot and killed an unarmed man after a minor traffic crash.
IBM assured that f the US government were to serve a national security order on IBM to obtain data from an enterprise client and impose a gag order that prohibits IBM from notifying that client, IBM will take appropriate steps to challenge the gag order through judicial action or other means.
Sheen, 48, is said to have been warned he'd be jailed if he broke the gag order again - after he tweeted Mueller a picture of a cake with a grenade on top.
A Be'er Sheva court has partially lifted a gag order on a Mossad operation in the Sinai Desert, which led to the arrest of a Palestinian terror suspect.
Even some Knesset members were accused of circumventing the court's gag order by publicly commenting on the case in parliament.