Judge lifts restraining order against Mary Trump, allowing president's niece to publicize book

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 13, 2020

NEW YORK — A judge says Mary Trump can talk about the highly critical book she wrote about her uncle over the objections of President Donald Trump's brother.

The ruling was issued late Monday by Judge Hal B. Greenwald in Poughkeepsie. The judge reversed orders he had issued temporarily blocking Mary Trump and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, from publishing or distributing a tell-all book about the president.

An appeals judge had already lifted the order blocking Simon & Schuster.

The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” was originally to be published at the end of July.

The publisher announced last week it would be published Tuesday.

Simon & Schuster and a lawyer for Mary Trump praised the ruling.