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4th Circuit: Baltimore police settlement ‘gag orders’ violated 1st Amendment

The Baltimore Police Department cannot impose broad "gag orders" limiting what plaintiffs can say about settlement agreements, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled by a 2-1 vote that the nondisparagement clause in a woman's settlement "amounts to a waiver of her First Amendment ...

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