04 Dec '11, 1am

If you don't know about VA AG Cuccinnelli, here is a timeline of his harassment of scientists:

Over thirty professors from the University of Virginia Law School send a letter (pdf) to the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia "affirming the importance of academic freedom" and urging them to contest the Civil Investigative Demand (CID) "to the fullest extent possible." The professors write that, "[t]he CID is an effective tool of intimidation because it appears not to require the Attorney General to make any factual showing of the need for its issuance." The professors continue: "There appears to be a serious legal basis for challenging the constitutionality of the Attorney General's CID." The nonpartisan civil liberties organization, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) write a letter (pdf) to Cuccinelli asking him to rescind his Civil Investigative Demand and condemning "the threat to academic freedom presented by this investigation." FI...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_scie...

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