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Gag clause in settlement agreement violates First Amendment (access required)

Parties who entered into settlement agreements with the city of Baltimore arising out of alleged police misconduct will no longer be bound by a gag clause routinely included in those agreements after the court held the clause was unenforceable and void under the First Amendment. Background When the city of Baltimore has settled civil rights lawsuits alleging ...