Judge Rakoff’s Opinion in Palin v. N.Y. Times Co.

The introduction is here (the entire opinion runs to 68 pages).

Sarah Palin, the plaintiff in this case, failed to demonstrate her case to the law’s minimum standards. In response, the New York Times Company (the “Times”) and James Bennet made motions for dismissal of the case just before jury deliberations began. The Court granted the motion after hearing much argument. This was shortly before the jury began its deliberations. This Opinion explains the reasoning behind that decision as well as how the Court dealt with the deliberating jury.