Mary Trump May Speak Openly About Trump Family, Judge Rules

Mary Trump May Speak Openly About Trump Family, Judge Rules

July 13, 2020

President’s niece is now free to speak openly about her book and the Trump family, a judge ruled on Monday

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

A judge has denied the Trump family’s request to block Mary Trump, the niece of the president, from publishing her upcoming tell-all book and has lifted the temporary restraining order on her, paving the way for Mary Trump to speak openly about her book and family.

“The court got it right in rejecting the Trump family’s effort to squelch Mary Trump’s core political speech on important issues of public concern,” Theodore Boutrous Jr., an attorney for Mary Trump, told TheWrap in a statement. “The First Amendment forbids prior restraints because they are intolerable infringements on the right to participate in democracy. Tomorrow, the American public will be able to read Mary’s important words for themselves.”

“Too Much and Never Enough,” Mary Trump’s tell-all about the Trump family, will be published on Tuesday from Simon & Schuster.

“We are delighted that the Court has denied the plaintiff’s request for preliminary injunction, and vacated the Temporary Restraining Order against our author, Mary L. Trump,” a spokesperson for Simon & Schuster told TheWrap. “The unfettered right to publish is a sacred American freedom and a founding principle of our republic, and we applaud the Court for affirming well-established precedents against prior restraint and pre-publication injunctions.”

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