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The court of appeal strikes down gag order in Waco shootout case

WACO, Texas – Texas court of appeals has struck down a gag order issued in a case arising from the 2015 shootout between two motorcycle clubs outside a Waco restaurant that left nine dead.

In a six-page opinion issued Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 10th Texas Court of Appeals ruled that the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office had failed to make a case for it.

State district judge Doug Shaver of Houston had the command to ” District Attorney Abel Reyna’s request, in the case of Matthew Clendennen, one of 154 motorcyclists charged after the shootout. The order of the officers of justice, lawyers and investigators from commenting publicly about the case.

Clendennen lawyer by profession, supported by the media groups, which also The Associated Press, with the argument that the order was overly broad and unconstitutional.

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