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Court rejects US Rep Devin Nunes' lawsuit against CNN

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 17:22:49-04

NEW YORK (AP) — A divided federal appeals court in New York has rejected a defamation lawsuit that former U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes brought against CNN.

In a 2-to-1 ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower-court judge's decision last year to toss out the lawsuit.

The California Republican had alleged the cable news company intentionally published a false news article in November 2019 and engaged in a conspiracy against him.

The lower-court judge concluded that the case was governed by California law, which requires that a retraction be demanded in writing within 20 days of the publication of a story.