Trump's NDA Use Raises 1st Amendment Questions

By Leonard Samuels (March 19, 2019, 1:55 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump reportedly requires White House employees to sign nondisclosure agreements in exchange for their employment. In doing so, he has brought the debate regarding the application and enforceability of nondisclosure agreements in the public sector to the forefront.

Trump has been a strong proponent of requiring NDAs within his private business affairs, including within the Trump Organization and any of his multiple business ventures throughout his career. However, by requiring White House staff members and aides to sign NDAs, Trump has taken a unique, but not unprecedented, approach to his presidency.

What separates Trump's actions regarding the requirement of NDAs is...

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