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.
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