Sunday, March 04, 2012

Cavalier Daily: Cuccinelli Barred from Accessing University Documents

“[The inquiries are] a coordinated assault against the scientific community by powerful vested interests who simply want to stick their heads in the sand and deny the problem of human-caused climate change, rather than engage in the good faith debate about what to do about it.”--Dr. Michael Mann

The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson. UVA's student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily (3-4-12) has posted this story about UVA's victory over the tyrannical, corrupt stooge of the fossil-fuel interests Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:

The Virginia Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday denying Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s claim that he has the right to review former University Environmental Sciences Prof. Michael Mann’s research produced during his time at the University. The Supreme Court ruled that state agencies, such as the University, cannot be considered ‘persons’ under the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and accordingly cannot be the subject of a Civil Investigative Demand such as the one Cuccinelli issued.

University President Teresa Sullivan issued a statement yesterday thanking the University’s faculty and the faculty at other universities for their support.

“This is an important decision that will be welcomed here and in [the] broader higher education community,” Sullivan said. [See full text.]


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