Sarah Palin's defamation ⚖ case against New York Times 📰 thrown out

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A federal judge has dismissed former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's defamation case ⚖ against the New York Times newspaper.📰

The Times editorial, in discussing links between violence and "heated political rhetoric" cited a map published by Sarah Palin's political action committee, which it said featured crosshairs "targeting" 20 Democrat politicians.

Mrs Palin had sued the Times after it published an editorial, which she claimed linked her to the 2011 shooting of 19 people. The newspaper had previously apologised and corrected the article within a day.

"Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not," Judge Jed Rakoff wrote in his decision.

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