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Judge Blocks Virginia's Request for Global Warming Records
30 August 2010 3:59 pm
A county circuit court judge today quashed a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that sought documents related to work by climate scientist Michael Mann, according to The Washington Post. Mann, now at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, was on the faculty of the University of Virginia until 2005, and Cuccinelli is investigating whether Mann had committed fraud in the course of applying for grants related to his global warming research. Judge Paul Peatross Jr. of Albemarle County Circuit Court found that Cuccinelli had given no reason to suspect that Mann had committed any fraud, one of the requirements of a state law that Cuccinelli used as the basis for his case.
Mann issued a statement saying the judge’s ruling “is a victory not just for me and the university, but for all scientists who live in fear that they may be subject to a politically-motivated witch hunt when their research findings prove inconvenient to powerful vested interests.”