They can do it and do do it. however, I was part of a documentary "Divorce Corp." that attempted to expose this as there are 1st Amendment issues involved. I would suggest consulting an attorney on this and fighting it tooth and nail.
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Gag orders are rare because they can be a prior restraint of First Amendment rights.
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