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26 03, 2015

WSJ’s Strassel: The Campus Climate Crusade: Liberal groups are out to sully the names of conservative professors and shut down programs funded by the Koch foundation

2015-03-27T19:50:20-04:00March 26th, 2015|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Transparency|

by Kimberly Strassel Wall Street Journal Conservative thought on campus these days is rare, though for some it’s still not rare enough. Witness the growing campaign by politicians, unions and environmentalists to intimidate into silence any academic or program that might challenge liberal ideology... Largely unnoticed is that the congressional climate crusaders didn’t come up [...]

22 07, 2014

Open Virginia Law: Va’s top court orders mysterious damages in climate change FOIA case

2016-12-11T17:07:57-04:00July 22nd, 2014|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation|

by Open Virginia Law Earlier this month, the Daily Progress and other media reported that the Supreme Court of Virginia awarded $250 in damages to climate scientist Michael Mann and the University of Virginia in a prominent Virginia FOIA lawsuit that we wrote about in April. (See also petitioners’ case documents webpage.)... It borders on epic understatement to say that the Supreme Court [...]

17 07, 2014

The Daily Progress: Climate fine shows value of freedom

2016-12-11T17:07:57-04:00July 17th, 2014|Climategate, E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Richardson|

by The Daily Progress What a letdown. And what an irony. The Virginia Supreme Court levied damages of just $250 against the nonprofit Energy & Environment Legal Institute in its bid to obtain climate researcher Michael Mann’s emails while he was a professor at the University of Virginia... The institute says that even though it [...]

15 07, 2014

Climate Change Dispatch: Virginia Supreme Court Awards a Paltry $250 to Michael Mann

2016-12-11T17:07:58-04:00July 15th, 2014|Climategate, E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation|

by Climate Change Dispatch In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing the triviality of the manner, the court's order (shown here) didn't even specify the rationale for the derisory amount... Read more.

15 07, 2014

WUWT: Michael Mann’s ‘damages’ over FOIA emails? A piddling $250; Schnare: Michael Mann won’t get a cent.

2016-12-11T17:07:58-04:00July 15th, 2014|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage|

by Anthony Watts Watts Up With That In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing the triviality of the manner, the court’s order (shown here) didn’t even specify the rationale for the derisory amount... UPDATE: From David [...]

14 07, 2014

Associated Press: Virginia Supreme Court awards $250 damages to U.Va., ex-professor in email case

2014-07-17T10:22:38-04:00July 14th, 2014|Climategate, E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Richardson|

by Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — The Virginia Supreme Court has awarded $250 damages to the University of Virginia and former professor Michael Mann in a case that involved Mann's emails regarding climate change. The court's recent order only states the amount of damages that the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute must pay. It doesn't [...]

13 07, 2014

The Daily Progress: Climate scientist Mann, UVa awarded $250 in damages in suit over emails

2016-12-11T17:07:58-04:00July 13th, 2014|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Richardson|

by Bryan McKenzie The Daily Progress It’s not the size of the penalty, it’s the principle behind it, but that principle depends on which side you’re on. The state Supreme Court has ordered the nonprofit Energy & Environment Legal Institute to pay $250 in damages to former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann and the [...]

5 05, 2014

Report on Research Compliance: Group to Request Rehearing in U.Va. Case, Expand Pursuit of Researchers’ Emails

2014-05-09T13:02:33-04:00May 5th, 2014|E&E Legal v. UofA, E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation, Schnare|

Theresa Defino, Editor Report on Research Compliance Although the University of Virginia (U.Va.) recently won a case protecting a climate scientist’s emails, the ruling is binding only in the commonwealth, and the organization that filed suit plans to keep peppering universities around the country with similar requests under state open records laws. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s April [...]

29 04, 2014

Bloomberg BNA: Climate Scientist’s Research Documents Protected by Virginia

2016-12-11T17:07:59-04:00April 29th, 2014|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation|

By Nicholas Datlowe Bloomberg BNA Bloomberg BNA — The research records of climate scientist Michael Mann are exempt from disclosure under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled April 17. “Because we do not attribute to the General Assembly an intention to disadvantage the Commonwealth's public universities in comparison to private colleges and [...]

23 04, 2014

Columbia Journalism Review: Climate scientist’s privacy victory may prove a lose for journalists; Court ruling limits access to public information in Virginia

2014-04-24T14:32:32-04:00April 23rd, 2014|E&E Legal vs. UVA, Media Coverage, Petition Litigation|

by Alexis Sobel Fitts Columbia Journalism Review After deliberating for months, late last week the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of climate scientist Michael Mann in his quest to maintain the privacy of his emails against a Virginia legislator and conservative think tank that sought to access his records using Virginia’s freedom of information laws. As I wrote last [...]

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