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JULY 2, 2020 – In a critical victory for First Amendment rights, a New York Appeals Court has vacated a temporary restraining order that was imposed on Simon & Schuster earlier this week. The appellate decision allows the publisher to move forward with distribution of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary Trump, niece of the president.
Robert Trump, the president's brother, has sued to stop release of the book.
"Prior restraint of speech on a matter of public interest is an extraordinary remedy and we are pleased that the court refused to grant it as to our client," said Elizabeth McNamara, lead attorney representing Simon & Schuster. "Plaintiff's anger cannot override Simon & Schuster's First Amendment rights."
McNamara has represented a long line of authors and publishers whose work has been challenged by legal representatives of President Trump.
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