Judge temporarily blocks publication of tell-all book by President Trump’s niece

The ruling, issued by Judge Hal B. Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court, the state’s trial court docket, is the primary authorized win for Robert S. Trump, the youthful brother of the President. Robert Trump has sought to block the book by Mary Trump, the President’s niece, contending it violates a confidentiality settlement associated to the property of the President’s father, Fred Trump.

“Robert Trump is very pleased with the New York Supreme Court’s injunction against Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster,” Charles Harder, Robert Trump’s lawyer, stated in a press release.

Calling the actions of Mary Trump and Simon & Schuster “reprehensible,” Harder added that he appeared ahead to “vigorously litigating this case.”

“Short of corrective action to immediately cease their egregious conduct, we will pursue this case to the very end,” Harder stated.

In addition to his work for Robert Trump, Harder has a history of filing lawsuits towards information organizations on behalf of President Trump. The lawsuits have been dismissed by authorized consultants as public relations stunts with little likelihood of success in court docket.

Ted Boutrous, a famend First Amendment lawyer who represents Mary Trump, and who has additionally represented CNN on issues previously, stated the order “flatly violates the First Amendment.”

“We will immediately appeal,” Boutrous stated. “This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in election year, should not be suppressed even for one day.”

Adam Rothberg, a spokesperson for Simon & Schuster, stated in a press release that the corporate was “disappointed” within the court docket’s choice.

“We plan to immediately appeal this decision to the Appellate Division, and look forward to prevailing in this case based on well-established precedents regarding prior restraint,” Rothberg stated.

Simon & Schuster describes Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”

The book, the writer says, will shine “a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.”

The Tuesday ruling comes after a decide for the Queens County Surrogate Court in New York final week dismissed a similar attempt to dam the book, citing a scarcity of jurisdiction.

After that case was dismissed, Robert Trump took his case earlier than the New York State Supreme Court.

Robert Trump has argued that as half of litigation associated to Fred Trump’s will, a settlement was reached that included a confidentiality provision. That provision, Robert Trump has argued, was agreed upon by all events, together with Mary Trump.

The Trump administration not too long ago took legal action in an try to dam the tell-all book of John Bolton, the previous nationwide safety advisor.

But a federal decide denied the Department of Justice’s movement, writing in his choice that Bolton’s book had already been extensively distributed and that the court docket would “not order a nationwide seizure and destruction of a political memoir.”

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