The Mayor

 

Action against the D Tribune for libel, with federal jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship. P alleges that D published an article referring to him as "the most corrupt mayor we have had in a long time.''

At trial, D offers evidence that P has been twice convicted of taking bribes and that P's net worth has increased to $20 Million during the last 5 years while P has served as the full-time mayor at a salary of $50,000 per year. P objects. What ruling and why?



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