NYC judge denies ex-Alaska Gov. Palin’s request to reconsider NY Times libel verdict

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A Manhattan judge on Tuesday denied former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s request to reconsider his ruling that the New York Times didn’t defame her or recuse himself from the case. “(The) evidence showed that (James) Bennet and the Times’s Editorial Board made mistakes as they rushed to meet a print deadline, and that their editorial processes failed to catch those mistakes before publication,“ wrote Manhattan Federal Court Judge Jed Rakoff. ”But in a defamation case brought by a public figure like Sarah Palin, a mistake is not enough to win if it was not motivated by actual malice. And the striki…

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