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Sarah Palin Appeals Dismissal of New York Times Defamation Suit

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:02 AM

Sarah Palin has appealed the dismissal of her New York Times defamation lawsuit related to a political ad in U.S. District Court in New York City.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate initially filed the suit against the newspaper in June over an editorial board opinion piece that linked a Palin political ad to the 2011 shooting of then U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, The Hill reported.

The appeal was filed on Tuesday.

Giffords was critically wounded after she was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner at a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Tucson grocery store, CNN reported, and six others were killed.

The ad had placed Democratic districts up for reelection in a logo symbolizing crosshairs. The Hill said the Times editorial originally stated falsely that it showed the corresponding lawmakers' faces in the sights instead.

The Daily Beast reported the Times issued corrections to the opinion's piece and that claimed that the errors were unintentional.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed Palin's lawsuit in August, ruling that Palin was unable to prove malice in the newspaper's error, according to The Hill, and that Palin must prove that the Times acted with "malice," due to her distinction as a public figure.

The Times editorial focused on the June shooting of Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and three others at a GOP baseball practice in suburban Washington, The Hill noted.

Scalise, the House majority whip, was critically injured when a gunman James T. Hodgkinson, opened fire on him and other members of the Republican baseball team as they prepared for an annual charity game against Democrats, CNN stated.

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Sarah Palin has appealed the dismissal of her New York Times defamation lawsuit related to a political ad in U.S. District Court in New York City.
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