Hyperinjunction – a gag order that bars discussing the subject matter or the existence of the injunction itself, except to lawyers of the recipient’s council


1. English law. Slang. A superinjunction that expressly applies its bar on discussing the subject matter or even the injunction’s existence to journalists, Members of Parliament, and lawyers except for the recipient’s council. * The first known hyperinjunction was issued in 2006.  See GAG ORDER (1).

gag order:

1. A judge’s order directing parties, attorneys, witnesses, or journalists to refrain from publicly discussing the facts of the case.  *  When directed to the press, such an order is generally unconstitutional under the First Amendment. [1]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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