The legal team defending longtime President Donald Trump ally Roger J. Stone Jr. argued he shouldn’t be held in contempt for violating a gag order with Instagram posts about his case, because he didn’t exceed the court’s boundaries and ”his lonely voice presents no threat to a fair trial.”

In a motion filed late Thursday, Stone’s lawyers called the government’s motion asking U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to hold a hearing a ”disproportionate response” to Stone exercising his First Amendment rights—within the confines of his gag order.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]