The Justice Department’s proposal to restrict former President Trump’s public comments is presenting the court with several complex challenges. This comes as the department seeks to manage what it describes as “provocative and derogatory” statements by Trump concerning individuals associated with the Jan. 6 investigation.

The department contends that Trump’s statements, made on social media and during his campaigns, might influence potential jurors and deter potential witnesses from testifying. They believe this could jeopardize the integrity of the case against him.