Judge Throws Out Sarah Palin Libel Case Against New York Times

A judge has ruled that a libel lawsuit former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times over a 2017 editorial should be thrown out because her lawyers failed to produce adequate evidence that the newspaper knew what it wrote about her was false or acted recklessly toward indications it was false. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff Mondaycame as a Manhattan jury was deliberating on Palin’s suit, which claimed the Times and former editorial page editor James Bennet defamed her by unfairly linking her to a 2011 shooting spree in Arizona that killed six people and gravely wounded then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.).

I didn’t know that judges could do this.

RELATED: Judge rules in favor of NY Times while jury is still deliberating (Update)

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