Court Dismisses Trump Campaign’s Defamation Suit Against New York Times

March 9, 2021 ☼ trumplawsuitsfree-speech

Source: The New York Times - Link

A New York State court on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the re-election campaign of Donald J. Trump against The New York Times Company, ruling that an opinion essay that argued there had been a “quid pro quo” between the candidate and Russian officials before the 2016 presidential election was protected speech.

This is an old suit that dates back to a 2016 report. Dismissed because of free-speech issues.