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Judge to Throw Out Sarah Palin’s Libel Lawsuit Against New York Times

HeadlineFeb 15, 2022

A New York district judge said Monday he’s prepared to throw out a lawsuit by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who sued The New York Times and its former editorial page editor for libel. The Times argued in court that its editorial falsely linking Palin to a 2011 mass shooting was an honest mistake that was corrected quickly. Judge Jed Rakoff said Monday Palin’s legal team failed to prove the Times showed “actual malice” — a high bar for defamation cases against public figures. He promised to throw out a jury’s verdict even if it decides in favor of Palin, who has said she may appeal the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

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