A judge of the New York Court of Appeals temporarily stayed the restraining order that Judge Arthur Engoron had placed on former President Donald Trump on Thursday.
The prohibition order that Judge Engoron had imposed was postponed when Appellate Judge David Friedman, invoking President Trump’s First Amendment rights, intervened.
“Considering the constitutional and statutory rights at issue an interim stay is granted,” Judge Friedman ruled.
In response to an emergency lawsuit filed by Trump’s legal team on Wednesday, the decision was rendered. As a result of the restraining orders, the lawsuit argues that Judge Arthur Engoron’s ability to impartially determine the case’s facts is called into question.
Late in October, Trump was called to testify by Judge Engoron in regard to his severe criticism of the previous administration and accusations that his statements to the media violated the embargo order. In addition, Trump was assessed a $10,000 monetary penalty.
According to the leftist New York Times:
The order against Mr. Trump was issued on the trial’s second day by the presiding judge, Arthur F. Engoron, after Mr. Trump attacked the judge’s law clerk in a social media post accusing her of being a Democratic partisan. It prohibited Mr. Trump from any further attacks on the clerk and other court staff.
Mr. Trump has twice violated the order, incurring $15,000 in fines. The judge later issued a similar order against Mr. Trump’s lawyers, barring them from commenting on his private communications with court staff.
Democratic Party of America attorney general Letitia James of New York, whom Trump has accused of being prejudiced toward whites and who espouses socialist principles, is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages in a lawsuit against President Trump.
Victims are not present within the framework of this fraudulent investigation. Furthermore, the Attorney General of New York is endeavoring to impose a prohibition on the business activities of Donald Trump and his sons within the state of New York for the foreseeable future.
The potential consequences of this advancement are expected to instill a feeling of apprehension among entrepreneurs across the entire state of New York. Should an individual hold dissenting political opinions, there is a possibility that the governing body could censor their speech and confiscate their financial belongings.
The legal proceedings consist of a jury-free trial. The corrupt jurist possesses ultimate authority.
After the gag order was lifted, Trump issued a response in relation to the recent ruling against Judge Engoron on Truth Social.
“Judge Arthur Engoron has just been overturned (stayed!) by the New York State Appellate Division (Appeals Court), for the 4th TIME (on the same case!). His Ridiculous and Unconstitutional Gag Order, not allowing me to defend myself against him and his politically biased and out of control, Trump Hating Clerk, who is sinking him and his Court to new levels of LOW, is a disgrace,” Trump posted.
“They are defending the Worst and Least Respected Attorney General in the United States, Letitia James, who is a Worldwide disgrace, as is her illegal Witch Hunt against me. The Radical and Unprecedented actions of Judge Engoron will keep BUSINESSES and JOBS forever out of New York State,” he continued.
In a second post, Trump excoriated the judge.
“Trump Hating, Radical Left Judge, Arthur Engoron, is, sadly, the most overturned Judge in New York State. He was just stayed on his Gag Order, which Unconstitutionally prohibited me & my attorneys from talking about important elements of a Fraud case where it was he & Letitia James that committed the Fraud by knowingly, substantially, & outrageously devaluing my asset values in order to make me look guilty of something which I did not do.”
Trump continued, “In actuality, witnesses & experts have proven conclusively that my Financial Statements Value is LOW, or very Conservative, not HIGH, as they were claiming. A.G. James & Engoron worked in COLLUSION to make some assets many times lower in Value than they are. By doing this, they ridiculously & wrongfully, without Knowledge, Trial, or Jury (which is not allowed in this case!), ruled that I was guilty of FRAUD. This HOAX is a public relations disaster for New York State. Violent Crime is raging, and companies are FLEEING, never to be seen in N.Y. again!”
On Friday morning, Trump continued lambasting James and Engoron.
“A.G. Letitia Peekaboo James is running for Governor of New York AGAIN!!! That is why she, with the help of a very complicit Judge Engoron, who has cut my Values to a tiny fraction of what they are really worth in order to claim FRAUD, has brought this ridiculous case against me. Other businesses are seeing this miscarriage of justice and fleeing New York! Violent Crime is not fleeing, however. It is setting new records on a daily basis!!!”
The former president added:
“WOW! FAKE NEWS CNN, THROUGH A LEAK FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE, HAS JUST REPORTED THAT NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THE (MUCH BIGGER THAN MINE!!!) CROOKED JOE BIDEN DOCUMENTS CASE. WE ARE LIVING IN A VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY!”
Recent action was taken by Republican Party representative for the state of New York, Elise Stefanik, to file an ethical complaint against Engoron. Stefanik conveyed her contentment with the decision rendered by the New York Appellate Court, characterizing it as a “victory.”
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