Judge Dismisses Palin’s Libel Lawsuit Against New York Times

The judge said Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures.

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FILE - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives at federal court in New York, Feb. 11, 2022. A judge said Monday he’ll dismiss a libel lawsuit that Palin filed against The New York Times, saying Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Monday he’ll dismiss a libel lawsuit that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin filed against The New York Times, claiming the newspaper damaged her reputation with an editorial falsely linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff made the ruling with a jury still deliberating at a New York City trial where the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate testified last week. The judge…

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