From staff and wire reports
The Daily Progress

RICHMOND — The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative group’s attempt to obtain former University of Virginia climate researcher Michael Mann’s emails.

The ruling ended a three-year court battle that gained national headlines when then-state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joined the American Tradition Institute in demanding Mann’s emails…

Researches hailed the decision, but some open government advocates said they feared it could be used to keep public records out of the hands of the public.

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