Sarah Palin DEFEAT – What’s Next?
(RepublicanDaily.org) – In 2017, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) sued The New York Times for defamation of character when it said the politician’s Political Action Committee (PAC) rhetoric contributed to the shooting of US Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) in 2011. After her loss, she filed another suit for the judge in the case to recuse himself so she could get a new trial on the matter — she lost. On May 31, US District Judge Jed Rakoff stated Palin’s motion was “frivolous” and “meritless,” dismissing the case entirely.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday lost her bid to have the judge who oversaw her unsuccessful defamation lawsuit against the New York Times disqualify himself and order a new trial.. https://t.co/FkHqIX5Dvt
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 1, 2022
During the original trial, the judge decided to dismiss the defamation case while the jury was still trying to make a decision on the matter. Palin alleged the judge set the bar too high by requiring her to prove The Times acted with actual malice when they printed the story in 2011.
Although the media retracted the statement linking the former lawmaker to the shooting the next morning, she felt the damage to her reputation was already done. Now, Palin is running for a seat in the House, and it’s more important than ever to repair her reputation if she plans to represent Alaska in Congress.
Rakoff stated he didn’t find any legal errors in the ruling, but the former vice presidential candidate is appealing the latest decision.
Do you think the judge acted inappropriately during the trial by letting the NYT off the hook?
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