02 Mar '12, 4pm

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Subpoenas of Climate Scientists’ Emails #Mann #Cuccinelli

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s Civil Investigative Demands (CID) -- essentially subpoenas -- that would have required the University of Virginia (UVA) to turn over emails and other private correspondence among former university climate scientist Michael Mann and dozens of his colleagues. Since April 2010 , Cuccinelli, who does not accept climate change science, has repeatedly attempted to use his power as attorney general to access the scientists’ correspondence -- including emails, research drafts and even handwritten notes -- through the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. Today’s decision follows a circuit court judge’s motion in August 2010 to set aside Cuccinelli’s request. The circuit court judge ruled that the attorney general had failed to provide any evidence of wrongdoing by Mann or any other climate scient...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/virginia-supreme...

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