Skip to comments.Climategate Investigation Headed To Supreme Court (of VA) Over Michael Mann's Emails
Posted on 03/14/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of Attorney General Ken Cuccinellis case against the University of Virginia in which he has asked for emails and other materials relating to the work of former UVA climate Prof. Michael Mann. A lower court limited the scope of Cuccinellis request for documents, and on rather creative grounds.
That the court will hear the matter doesnt mean it will rule in Cuccinellis favor. But recent reporting from Chris Horner strongly suggests that Prof. Mann has been less than forthcoming regarding the emails he sent to colleagues involved in global warming research. Horner says that a Penn State inquiry into Manns actions was whitewash, and that a federal inspector generals report on that inquiry, in Horners words:
reveals Penn States wagon-circlers to have been at best comically negligent/inept in allowing Mann to not answer the damning charge they were tasked with examining: did he delete or ask others to delete records? At worst, they were complicit in the cover-up.
Horner says we should expect fireworks over this report. But in Virginia, the Cuccinelli/UVA struggle has largely fallen off the political radar. In an interview with the AG on The Score radio show last weekend, my colleague Scott Lee asked Cuccinelli about the case and what we could expect.
Cuccinelli told us that his office has reissued a subpoena that was consistent with the limitations imposed by the Albemarle circuit court judge, but it intends to pursue the state supreme court case because, being rule of law people, his office believes the lower court judge added a new section to the law on civil inquiries, largely because he wanted to.
Cuccinelli told us that the Universitys lawyers have also objected to the narrower subpoena, ..........
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They lie on the public dime and cause massive costs to taxpayers and businesses...then they hide behind friendly judges...
These Leftists have no soul or any sense of morality.
SCVA will probably rule in favor of the crook and the institution that gave him a salary.
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