Jury hears closing arguments in Palin vs. NY Times trial

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A widely circulated New York Times editorial falsely linking former Alaska Gov. Sara Palin to a mass shooting was a libelous display of arrogance and unchecked power, Palin’s lawyer said in closing arguments Friday at a defamation trial. A Times lawyer conceded the newspaper had made a mistake, but argued there was no evidence it had set out to damage Palin's reputation. At the time of the 2017 editorial, Palin was far removed from her fleeting fame as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, trying to live a quiet life in her home state, plaintiff attorney Kenneth Turkel told a jury in federal court in Manhattan.

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