(CNN) A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday dismissed Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.
"Nowhere is political journalism so free, so robust, or perhaps so rowdy as in the United States," Judge Jed Rakoff wrote in an opinion dismissing the case. "In the exercise of that freedom, mistakes will be made, some of which will be hurtful to others."
The New York Times celebrated the decision.
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