Trump gag order reinstated but narrowed in Jan. 6 case

Yes, a federal judge in Washington D.C. has reinstated a narrow version of a gag order in the case involving seven defendants charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot. Originally, the judge had imposed a broad, nationwide gag order barring attorneys and family members of the defendants from publicly discussing the case or evidence. In response to criticism, he amended his order, restricting it to bar personal comment but allowing for “true and accurate” accounts of court filings and proceedings. The judge wrote that his new order still balances the need to preserve a fair trial with the defendants’ free speech rights. The order does not apply to the media, who can continue to comment without restriction.