BREAKING: Sarah Palin's defamation suit against the New York Times has been revived by the Second Circuit, on procedural grounds.
Doc: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b8d18c33-b4ad-4924-8025-bbb67b679904/1/doc/17-3801_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/b8d18c33-b4ad-4924-8025-bbb67b679904/1/hilite/ …
Background @CourthouseNews: https://www.courthousenews.com/palin-presses-court-for-second-act-of-libel-suit/ …
Context: This wasn't entirely unexpected.
Judge Rakoff held an evidentiary hearing two years ago to learn about the editorial decisions that led to the op-ed at issue.
This is unusual for before a motion to dismiss, where facts are assumed.
That's what troubled the 2nd Cir.
Needless to say, this is a bad time for the New York Times to lose support from their subscribers.
Read this passage from the now-vacated ruling on the importance of this case to press freedom. Full opinion here: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Palindismissal.pdf …
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