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Definition of the noun gag order
What does gag order mean as a name of something?
- a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
- example: imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment
- domain: jurisprudence / law
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic term: court order = a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
Alternative definition of the noun gag order
- [legal] An order issued by a court prohibiting specified persons from discussing a case outside limitations set by the court.
- [informal] Any directive from a person in authority prohibiting another person from speaking about a certain thing.
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An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law by Pam Dixon Executive Director
But perhaps the most contentious element of the FBIÊs use of NSLs is that the tool includes a so-called gag order. This provision forbids people and companies served with NSLs not only from revealing that theyÊve turned over sensitive ...
by David Schultz, John R. Vile
The Court's unanimous decision declared the judge's gag order unconstitutional. The Court's opinion, delivered by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, recognized the conflict between the First Amendment, which guarantees a free press, and the ...
Encyclopedia of Journalism (2009)
by Christopher H. Sterling
The term gag order—also known as an injunction, restraining order, restrictive order, or protective order—refers to a form of prior restraint which prohibits an individual or institution from disseminating information to those not authorized to ...
by Steven H. Gifis
GAG ORDER a courtimposed order to restrict information or comment about a case. The ostensible purpose of such an order is to protect the interests of all parties and preserve the right to a fair trial by curbing publicity likely to prejudice a jury.
by David Mellinkoff
gag order: a colloquial name for a restraining order designed to stop out-of-court comment or information that could seriously interfere with the selection of a jury or a fair trial. The order is usually directed at the media and at those connected ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
GAAP abbr generally accepted accounting principles gag order — see ORDER 3b gag rule n : a law, order, or ruling that prohibits free debate or expression of ideas, information, or opinions (a long-standing Florida gag rule barring people ...
Dictionary of Criminology (2015)
by Mushanga, Mwene
Gag order: A court-imposed order to restrict information or comment about a case before a court. The purpose of such an order is to protect the interests of all parties and to preserve the right to a fair trial by curbing publicity likely to prejudice a ...
by Jonathon Green
gag order(US), reporting restrictions (UK) n [Media] an order issued bythe courtconcerned whichprohibits themedia from reporting the proceedings ina given lawsuit. gag rule n [Politics] any ...
by Charlotte Buxton
gag order) n. Law a judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information. gaggle n.1 a flock of geese. 2 informal a disorderly group. gaiety n. the ...
by Publishers Editorial Staff
gag order Court order barring attorneys, parties, or witnesses from discussing a case with reporters. Such an order is issued in the interest of controlling publicity and ensuring a defendant's fair trial. gainful employment 1. Work for which one is ...
by Christopher H. Sterling
On the other hand, the Third Circuit has ruled that the news media may challenge such orders only “when there is reason to believe that the individual subject to the gag order is willing to speak” (FOCUS v. Allegheny County Court, 75 F.3d 834 ...
by Random House
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by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite
gag order) n. Law a judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter. gaggle n. 1 a flock of ...
by Maurice Waite
gag order) n ...
by Mark S. Davis
gag order a judicial order or formal directive which forbids people from discussing something publicly .
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A Cleveland Indians fan tries to make his case with police officers near the bullpens at Progressive Field. The fan attracted police attention after he heckled Baltimore reliever Cesar Cabral as Cabral warmed up before entering the game in the eighth inning.
One of the officers explained to an observer that while many players and coaches don't complain about hecklers overlooking the bullpens, some, like the Orioles, do, and when that happens, police are required to remove the offender, even if his language is not offensive. The heckler was told he would have to watch the rest of the game from somewhere else in the ballpark.
The Indians won the game, 2-1.
Photo credit: CLE Camera Guy
- Press Laughs At Gag Order
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