In a stunning victory for freedom of speech, a New York appeals court has temporarily lifted the gag order against former President Donald Trump in his civil fraud trial. Judge David Friedman, recognizing the importance of constitutional and statutory rights, granted an interim stay on the gag order, much to the chagrin of the liberal elite.
Trump’s legal team had filed an emergency lawsuit, rightfully arguing that the gag orders cast doubt on Judge Arthur Engoron’s ability to impartially preside over the case. It’s about time someone stood up against these biased judges who can’t help but let their own political leanings influence their decisions.
VICTORY: My statement on the New York Appellate Court lifting the unconstitutional “gag order” in New York’s politicized case against President Trump and the Trump Organization. pic.twitter.com/9JOgTtr3OO
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 16, 2023
The initial gag order was issued by Judge Engoron after Trump dared to criticize one of his law clerks on social media. It seems that any form of dissent against the left is met with swift punishment in the courts. But thankfully, Trump has not surrendered his right to self-defense. He refused to be silenced, leading to multiple violations of the order and incurring hefty fines of $15,000.
Now, with the New York appeals court on his side, Trump has reason to celebrate. He took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to express his elation and called out the blatant bias of Judge Engoron and his Trump-hating clerk. Trump understands that by overturning this unconstitutional gag order, he is championing the cause of free speech and protecting the rights of every American.
But let’s not forget the bigger picture here. Trump also pointed out the disgraceful actions of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Her illegal witch hunt against him, with the support of Judge Engoron, is nothing short of a travesty. These radical liberals will stop at nothing to persecute and undermine anyone who dares to challenge their far-left agenda.
Representative Elise Stefanik, a fierce defender of conservative values, rightly filed an ethics complaint against Engoron last week. It’s high time these biased judges face consequences for their actions. The New York Appellate Court’s decision to lift the gag order is undoubtedly a victory for Trump and for all those who believe in the power of free speech and fair treatment under the law.
Hopefully, this decision will serve as a wake-up call to the radical left, reminding them that their attempts to silence opposing voices will not go unchallenged. Trump’s triumph is not just a personal one; it is a triumph for every American who cherishes their right to speak their mind without fear of persecution. The fight for freedom of speech continues, and this ruling is a step in the right direction.