A week after a federal judge revealed that “few“The juror learned that he dismissed the case during deliberation, attorney for the former Governor of Alaska. Sarah Palin (R) asked to set their judgment aside when finding out New York Times not responsible for defamation. They also want to disqualify the judge in a series of five motions after the trial.
Senior Judge of the United States Jed Rakoff dubbed the legal blitz that Palin’s team suggested was “interesting.”
“The first was my disqualification proposal and my disqualification forward,” commented Rakoff nonchalantly.
Palin’s attorneys also want to interview jurors amid reports that they informed the court that they received a phone push notification that Rakoff had dismissed the defamation lawsuit the day before the verdict. decided not to take responsibility. Former governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate has asked for that ruling to be ignored, asking for a review of Rakoff’s previous ruling rejected and sought to account for Rakoff’s interactions with the media during the trial.
Rakoff replied that he had no interaction with the press during the trial. “Nothing at all,” he insisted.
The judge admitted that he had responded to a press inquiry from Bloomberg News about post-trial reports that jurors learned of his verdict through push alerts, but he said he did not engage with the media during the trial. He invited Palin’s team to submit such a petition regardless of the response that did not satisfy them.
Palin’s attorneys requested a 50-page summary of their arguments, a request Rakoff made before abruptly ending the roughly 15-minute hearing.
Legal experts questioned the timing of Rakoff’s Valentine’s Day ruling, which found that no reasonable jury could find actual malice in Times editor wrong link from Palin to Jared Lee Loughner batch shooting. The next day, the jury agreed that the editorial was quickly corrected without smearing Palin.
Titled “America’s Deadly Politics,” the 2017 editorial noted that Palin’s political action committee, Sarah PAC, circulated a map with slashes through his constituency. Arizona delegate. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other Democrats. The original version went even further, stating that “the link to political agitation is clear”—an assertion made about 12 hours later. No connection has been established between the map and Loughner’s shooting.
While the error is acknowledged by many in the news industry as a mistake, most legal experts agree that Palin’s case is a weak one. According to the standard established by the Supreme Court of the case New York Times sues SullivanNot only did Palin need to prove that the editorial was flawed, but also the author James Bennet wrote controversial words with actual malice. That can only be established if a jury finds clear and convincing evidence that he knows the claim might be false and publishes it anyway with reckless disregard for the truth.
internal Times Contact information indicates that Bennet deleted the offending text the morning after the friend edited it Ross Douthat Notify him of the error. When Palin took the stand, she provided little testimony or evidence to assert that the editorial had damaged her in any way, financially, emotionally or in terms of her reputation. that.
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