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Judge Denies Sarah Palin New Trial Against NY Times, Says Libel Claims Lack ‘Even a Speckof Evidence

Judge Denies Sarah Palin New Trial Against NY Times, Says Libel Claims Lack 'Even a Speck' of Evidence

A judge has denied Sarah Palin‘s request for a new trial in her defamation case against 纽约时报, saying the former Alaska governor wasunable to deliver at trial admissible evidence that remotely supported her claim.

Palin sued the 时代 for defamation in 2017, after an editorial in the paper linked the 2011 shooting of Gabby Giffords to a map circulated by Palin’s political action group, which showed specific electoral districts under cross-hairs.

时代 piece initially stated there was a link between the map and the shooting, though the paper corrected that 两天后, admitting no such link was established.

We’re sorry about this and we appreciate that our readers called us on the mistake,” the paper said in a social media post.

After Palin sued, a judge initially dismissed 案子. But a federal appeals court revived it, leading to a trial earlier this year.

On the stand at the trial, 以前的 时代 editorial page editor James Bennet called the incident aterrible mistake,” the AP reported.

We are human beings. We do make mistakes,” Bennet said, 添加: “I’ve regretted it pretty much every day since. That’s on me. That’s my failure.

Palin, 同时, likened the case to aDavid and Goliathstory — saying she had lost sleep over the editorial, which she claimed had damaged her career.

It was devastating to read a false accusation that I had anything to do with murder,” Palin said during the trial, per earlier reporting by the Associated Press. “I felt powerless — that I was up against Goliath. The people were David. I was David.

二月里, Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Palin failed to prove 纽约时报 acted withactual malicewhen it falsely linked her political group to a 2011 mass shooting — meaning her potentially precedent-upending libel suit against the paper would be dismissed.

周二, Rakoff weighed in once more, saying the court deniedin fullher bid for a new trial.

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In a defamation case brought by a public figure like Sarah Palin, a mistake is not enough to win if it was not motivated by actual malice,” Judge Rakoff wrote in his opinion, CNN报道. “And the striking thing about the trial here was that Palin, for all her earlier assertions, could not in the end introduce even a speck of such evidence.