On February 15, the US District Court judges for the Southern District of New York dismissed Sarah Palin’s case against The Times.
The former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claimed that the 2017 article written by then editor of New York Times James Bennet had included defamatory statements about her. The piece covered the 2017 shooting at the congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, where 5 Republican members of Congress were severely injured.
Palin was said to have a connection with the attack based on her incendiary political ad from 2010. On the next day after publishing the article, Bennet removed all these information inaccuracies.
Judge Jed Rakoff found Times’ arguments more “convincing” than the ones made by Palin’s legal team, although he considered the newspaper’s action “very unfortunate editorializing.”
Ms. Palin was disappointed by the court’s decision and stated that Bennet might have known about false information details before the piece’s publication.