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Jackley joins other attorneys general arguing against Trump gag order

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.
Jackie Hendry
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is joining colleagues from 23 other states in opposition of a gag order request against former President Donald Trump.

A special prosecutor is requesting a gag order to prohibit Trump from criticizing a raid of his Mar-a-Lago home.

The attorneys general signed a joint letter asking the courts to deny the request, saying it is unclear and violates Trump’s rights under the first amendment.

Jackley said if approved, the order would prohibit a free presidential election because voters would not be able to hear what a candidate says heading into an election.

Jackson Dircks is a Freeburg, Illinois, native. He is pursuing a degree in English, Journalism and Secondary Education at Augustana University and planning to graduate in May 2025. He plans to pursue a career in sports journalism.