Volume 90 Issue 39 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 24, 2012

Court Blocks Release Of Mann’s E-mails

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: academic freedom, Virginia, UVA

Siding with the University of Virginia (UVA), a Virginia trial court last week stopped the release of climate researcher Michael E. Mann’s e-mails to a group that’s dismissive of human-caused climate change. The court ruled that scholarly communications are exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. “Virginia has a strong exemption in the public records act that protects research and scholarly endeavors,” says a statement from Mann, . . .

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