NY Judge: Lifting Trump’s Gag Order Risks Violence

The Messenger reports:

“The only potential harm that exists here is the risk of violence against Justice Engoron’s staff if this Court grants a writ of prohibition,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron’s attorney David Nocenti wrote in a 15-page appellate filing, in boldface text.

Engoron questions why Trump’s lawyers would fight so strenuously against such a narrow order.

The judge’s lawyer noted that Trump has an “inordinate ability to draw attention, fervor, and animosity” toward the people he criticizes. “Whether he seeks it or not, some of Mr. Trump’s followers are willing to engage in violence to show their support,” the filing states.

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