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  • (Prof of Hockey Stick Fame ): Mann fights against freedom of information

    09/14/2011 11:06:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | September 14, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Contact: Paul Chesser, On September 2, lawyers for Dr. Michael Mann filed requests to allow them to intervene in American Tradition Institute’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against University of Virginia, citing Dr. Mann’s alleged personal interest in the disclosure of the records that he created or received as part of his employment there. Among the legal filings are a letter from Dr. Mann to UVA, as well as letters from four of his scientist colleagues to UVA president Teresa Sullivan, which urge the university not to provide the records sought by ATI. Despite talking points designed...
  • US Exonerates Authors of Bush Torture Memos (Liberals Up in Arms)

    02/02/2010 7:23:16 AM PST · by meandog · 14 replies · 854+ views
    Bush administration lawyers whose secret memos justified waterboarding and other forms of torture will not be referred to authorities for possible sanctions, according to a forthcoming ethics report. Unnamed sources who spoke to Newsweek magazine said the Obama Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded that John Yoo and Jay Bybee, who penned the infamous memos, used “poor judgment” but will not be subject to disciplinary action. Yoo and Bybee worked in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, along with Steven Bradbury, who is also named in the report. The conclusions of the OPR report provide yet...