by Larry Bell
At long last, an Arizona Court has finally ruled to end actions by the University of Arizona (UA) to obstruct requests for public release of e-mails which can shed light upon scientifically dubious and intentionally misleading climate research practices which have had enormously far-reaching and costly government policy consequences.
On July 3, in response to a UA request to stay, a lower court order to release the e-mails, Arizona Superior Court Justice James Marner issued a terse seven-word decision . . . “Motion for Stay Pending Appeal is Denied.”
The legal battle began more than six years ago with requests by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) and the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic (FMELC) that UA respond to a public records request for all documents connected to what has come to be characterized as the Climategate e-mail scandal.