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The Supreme Court shot down an appeal by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura to reinstate a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Jan. 9, according to the Associated Press. The late Kyle was a former Navy SEAL and is widely regarded as the deadliest sniper in United States military history.
On June 13, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a jury’s decision to award Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in damages following a 2014 defamation case between Ventura and the estate of Chris Kyle, reports the Associated Press.