gag order


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gag order

A court order prohibiting public reporting of or commentary on a current judicial case by the media or members of the press. Unfortunately, due to a gag order, we can't provide any more details about the murder trial until it is finished.
See also: gag, order
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KE[micro]ylE- has also been heavily criticized by the opposition for submitting a petition for a gag order without consulting with opposition members of the commission.
Out of this ordeal came the book "Bird Without Feathers," which according to Van Trees, ``Reveals the truth about government agencies who abuse babies and foster parents, and then try to hide their sins behind judicial robes and gag orders.
After reading Jordan Smith's article, ``LAFD lights into mayor,'' Daily News, July 13, it became abundantly clear why Chief Arbuthnott issued the previous day's gag order.
Issuing a gag order under these circumstances impermissibly rewards the prosecution for their own unethical conduct.
No longer comfortable with scrapping Belmont, the board voted to slow down construction, announced a gag order on all matters relating to the project, and decided to create a citizens commission to help guide the district to a final decision by mid-October.
Cumhuriyet, BirgE-n and Evrensel announced on Thursday that they will not abide by the gag order.
Though no names were mentioned by Maken, sources said the gag order is seemingly aimed at former minister Manish Tewari and former spokesperson Rashid Alvi, whose soundbytes are regularly aired by news channels.
Police investigators and Arnold stopped making public statements about the case when Vogt imposed the gag order.
Even some Knesset members were accused of circumventing the court's gag order by publicly commenting on the case in parliament.
JERUSALEM, June 4, 2012 (WAFA) -- Israeli police Monday arrested a Palestinian scholar and charged him with disobeying a gag order banning him fromtalking to the press, according to Palestinian sources.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court has imposed a gag order on the trial of a local businessman accused of spying on his country, Syria and Lebanon for Israel.
The gag order prohibits any publishing, through print, audio, video and online media, based on the requirements of discretion and commitment to the principle of confidential investigation.
A gag order on the case was partially lifted on Thursday by Petah Tikva
Manama Bahrain's public prosecutor has imposed a gag order on news coverage of the alleged terror network plotting to undermine national security.
NEW DELHI, July 21 -- Upset at Home Secretary GK Pillai's statements that many believe torpedoed the Pak-India talks, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday issued a gag order against all Home Ministry officials.