A New York Supreme Court judge dismissed the former president Trump’s lawsuit against The New York Times on Wednesday.
Newsmaker: Trump sued the New York Times and Mary Trump for $100 million in 2021 over the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on his tax returns from the previous year, alleging “an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records.”
Robert Reed, a justice on the New York Supreme Court, disagreed with this argument and dismissed the complaint while ordering Trump to cover all associated legal costs.
What they’re saying: “The New York Times is pleased with the judge’s decision today. It is an important precedent reaffirming that the press is protected when it engages in routine newsgathering to obtain information of vital importance to the public,” said NYT spokesperson Charlie Stadtlander in an emailed statement on Wednesday evening.
Representatives for the former president did not immediately respond to Axios’ request for comment.