Judge halts publication of Malcolm X’s diary
16th December 2013 · 0 Comments
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain has extended a temporary restraining order, preventing Chicago-based publisher Third World Press from publishing, distributing and displaying The Diary of Malcolm X, which is coauthored by one of his six daughters.
Judge Swain extended the temporary restraining order on Friday, November 22, until Jan. 31, 2014, when a hearing on a preliminary injunction concerning publication of the book will be held. If successful, that injunction would prevent publication of the book prior to the final determination of the merits of the legal case.
The original temporary restraining order in the case, X Legacy vs Third World Press Inc., was issued on November 8.
According to federal court documents, X Legacy, also called Legacy X, was created by Malcolm X’s heirs to protect and enhance the value of the property held by his estate, including his diaries.
This article originally published in the December 16, 2013 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.