May 25, 2022

Judge reportedly says he’ll dismiss Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the NY Times

The judge presiding over the case of Sarah Palin’s lawsuit for defamation against The New York Times said on Monday that he would dismiss the case for lack of evidence.

Judge Jed Rakoff made the remark during Monday’s deliberation over the 2017 case.

“In an elaborate tour of his thinking, Judge Rakoff laid out for the world why he didn’t want to pre-empt the jury – but says Palin failed to make actual malice case against NYT or Bennet,” David Folkenflik tweeted.

“notes Bennet asked writer of original draft to give it another look,” he added.

The surprising change of events follows a drawn-out process of Palin’s battle to have the case heard.

The plan to dismiss the case offers a frustrating conclusion to the effort to hold the liberal outlet accountable for its attacks against Palin.

If the dismissal moves ahead, it will do nothing to slow The Times or other outlets from continuing similar attacks against those they oppose.

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