Ex-Sheriff Arpaio Claims Media Errors Were Intentional

Law360 (May 1, 2019, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his hard line against unauthorized immigration and for an unsuccessful U.S. Senate primary bid, is fighting to preserve his $300.5 million lawsuit against CNN, Rolling Stone and HuffPost over misreporting about his since-pardoned contempt conviction.

In a Monday brief in D.C. federal court, Arpaio, represented by conservative group Freedom Watch Inc., claimed that the three news outlets had knowingly published the errors, which have since been corrected, and that they did so with malice. Arpaio urged the court not to dismiss the lawsuit, as the news outlets requested.

In 2018 news reports, both CNN and...

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