So far Trump score is zero in stopping book publications

President Donald Trump and his family are currently batting zero in lawsuits to restrain those publishing books about Trump. A New York Supreme Court judge ruled that the suit brought by Robert, Donald’s younger brother, to stop publication of Mary Trump’s book on the family and how it created “the world’s most dangerous man” would not harm Robert. Blocking the book would instead damage the publisher Simon & Schuster and deprive the public of vital information about their president. Donald had earlier lost a bid to seize copies of a book written by his former National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Daily Beast, July 14, 2020, by Lachlan Cartwright and William Bredderman)

Trump’s former attorney went back to prison not for violating home confinement by eating in a restaurant but for refusing to sign off on his right to publish a book or talk to the media. Legal experts slam the agreement Michael Cohen refused to sign that, as one said, was a “profound affront to the First Amendment.” They said a narrowly targeted restriction might fly, but no real state interest in censorship could be cited in this case. (Just Security, July 11, 2020, by Ryan Goodman)

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