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Final Reply Filed by Former Trump Campaign Staffer Jessica Denson Challenging Campaign’s Illegal Non-Disclosure Agreements

On August 20, 2020, Protect Democracy, Bowles & Johnson PLLC, and Ballard Spahr LLP submitted the final filing in support of their motion for summary judgment on behalf of Jessica Denson and other 2016 Trump campaign workers against the campaign over its use of sweeping and indefinite nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses to bar speech about the President and his family members.

The reply urges the court against “blue penciling” the campaign’s argument, stating, “[b]ut coming to the court with unclean hands, while continuing to use the Form NDA to stifle and punish political speech critical of the President, the Campaign is not entitled to the benefit of blue penciling as a matter of New York law.”

The filing also includes counter statements to the Campaign’s statements of material “fact.” This is the last iteration of briefing in this case for which the federal district court entered an expedited briefing schedule on July 9th.

The reply brief can be found here.

The counter statements to the Campaign can be found here.

For more information, visit the Trump Campaign’s Illegal Non-Disclosure Agreements case page