DOJ Sues To Stop Publication Of John Bolton’s Book reports:

The Trump administration on Tuesday went to court in Washington in an effort to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, named only Bolton as a defendant. The complaint seeks among other things an order requiring Bolton “to instruct or request his publisher, insofar as he has the authority to do so, to further delay the release date” of the memoir.

The lawsuit, brought by the DOJ’s civil division, sets up a potential fiery clash over the scope of the First Amendment, and it comes just weeks before the book is set for public release. News reports indicate Bolton’s memoir “The Room Where It Happened” is due out June 23.