Times Lawyers Say They'll Seek Early Dismissal of Palin's Defamation Claim

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Lawyers for The New York Times came out swinging on Friday in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the paper over an editorial linking her to a mass shooting, arguing the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate could not show The Times acted with actual malice.

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  • Honest Iago

    Let‘s face it: if Mrs. Palin‘s complaint is subject to dismissal despite the patent falsity of the Times‘ statements, which contradicted its own prior reportage, then no public figure can ever prosecute a defamation case. This would lead, in turn, to the logical inference that Mr. Trump was correct in stating that our libel law needs overhauling. We report; you decide.

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