A judge in Queens, New York, rejected Thursday’s attempt by Robert S. Trump, brother of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to block the publication of a book by her niece Mary L. Trump. because it lacks this “jurisdiction”.
Mary Trump’s lawyer, Ted Boutrous, praised Judge Peter J. Kelly’s decision and acknowledged that “the court quickly and correctly claimed that it had no jurisdiction to approve the Trump family’s unsubstantiated request for repression” book, “of extreme public importance”.
“Democracy thrives on free exchange of views, and neither this nor any other court has jurisdiction to violate the Constitution by restricting basic political discourse,” he added in a statement to which the CNN television broadcaster had access. “We hope that this decision will end the matter,” he riveted.
The Trumps’ lawyer, Charles Harder, has in turn assured that they will continue the legal action. “Robert Trump, Mary Trump and the other family members who reached an agreement in 2001 agreed that jurisdiction over future disputes would be the Queens County probate in New York,” said Harder.