A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against The New York Times by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who claimed the newspaper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Palin’s suit against the Times “plausibly states a claim for defamation and may proceed to full discovery,” .
The lawsuit stems from a 2017 Times editorial, titled “,” published in the aftermath of the shooting at a baseball field in Virginia that left House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in critical condition.
The piece looked at “how vicious American politics has become” and the role