Tag Archives: University of Virginia

The big green machine: McAuliffe, Mann, and Megadollars

From the irascible Joe Romm at Climate Progress: But how did this happen? Follow the money. The Daily Caller has this story: Big ‘green’ dollars propel McAuliffe to victory Environmental activists poured millions of dollars into the Virginia gubernatorial campaign … Continue reading

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Mann and Lewandowsky go psychotic on climate skeptics

From the tiny dog whistle violin department. Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky have a new paper out that redefines the term “climate ugliness”. Apparently FOIA requests are “harassment”. And Internet blogs “wrongly sidestep peer-reviewed literature”. Oh Mann, tell … Continue reading

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ATI Files Suit to Compel the University of Arizona to Produce Records Related to So-Called “Hockey Stick” Global Warming Research

For Immediate Release – September 10, 2013 On Friday, September 6th, the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a non-profit public policy organization, along with counsel from the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic (FMELC), filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the University … Continue reading

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Irony Hypocrisy on steroids–UVa plugs new “Open Science Center” while simultaneously keeping Michael Mann’s science notes away from the public

Readers may recall that UVa has spent north of a half million dollars to fight Freedom of Information requests surrounding Dr. Mann and his infamous hockey stick science. – Anthony News Release University Communications/Media Relations New Center for Open Science … Continue reading

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Duplicate science: ‘funding agencies may have awarded millions and possibly billions of dollars to scientists’ for duplicate studies

From the: …comes this press release that makes me wonder why the University of Virginia spent close to a half million dollars trying to keep Dr. Michael Mann’s emails out of an FOIA request and lawsuit by the State attorney … Continue reading

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Michael Mann – never fully investigated, thus never exonerated

Guest post by Christopher Horner Michael Mann has made what will, I expect, prove to be his greatest misjudgment yet. He has filed suit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (with which I am affiliated), a CEI adjunct, National Review Online … Continue reading

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Got a warming wound? Rub a salt marsh in it.

From the University of Virginia, comes yet another incomplete press release that doesn’t give the name of the paper or the DOI: Salt marsh carbon may play role in slowing climate warming, study shows A warming climate and rising seas … Continue reading

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Statement/Update on ATI v. UVa/Mann

From The American Tradition Institute – September 18th, 2012 Yesterday the American Tradition Institute (ATI) participated in more than four hours of oral argument in the Prince William County Circuit Court, in its effort to have faculty emails which were paid … Continue reading

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ATI and the Mann case update

While I was a bit busy with other things (my PBS interview generated quite a lot of interest as well as hate mail) there was other news. Most notable was the ruling against ATI’s FOIA case with the University of … Continue reading

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Status of the ATI -vs- Mann and UVa emails saga

AMERICAN TRADITION INSTITUTE – PRESS RELEASE July 26, 2012 The ongoing saga of the American Tradition Institute versus the University of Virginia moved forward this week with filing of the arguments of the parties http://www.atinstitute.org/law-ctr/hosted-foia-documents/ on the central issues of … Continue reading

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Fighting the Mann

From Mark Steyn’s web page Mann-made climate change turns up the heat on Steyn Michael Mann, the professor who created the climate-change “hockey stick”, announced over the weekend his intention to sue National Review over Mark’s Corner post “Football and … Continue reading

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The UVa plot thickens further

Readers may recall this story:  Mannian paint by numbers? Connect the UVa dots and The plot thickens at UVa – Kington resigns UVa has just re-instated ousted president Sullivan.

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The plot thickens at UVa – Kington resigns

The man whose namesake “Kington Chair” (Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professorship in Environmental Change) that was supposedly to be given to Michael Mann, has resigned from UVa amid the turmoil of the recent ouster of president Teresa Sullivan … Continue reading

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UVa board meeting ends in heckling

Readers may recall my earlier report on the strange weekend ouster of UVa president Teresa Sullivan last week where I suggested there might be a Michael Mann connection because supposedly he was offered the Kington chair, and the fellow whose … Continue reading

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Mannian paint by numbers? Connect the UVa dots

[UPDATE: 4:30PM PST The plot thickens. Breitbart is reporting that Sullivan has a history with scientific misconduct charges, as well as investigations that exonerate without actually asking the tough questions. h/t to reader Holly Martin ] Hmmm, this is more … Continue reading

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Court fight: Mann’s lawyer and UVa counsel -vs- ATI

UPDATE: Link to the full court transcript added below. People send me stuff. The stuff today is a transcript of the recent court debate over the FOIA requests for Mike Mann’s UVa emails: It seems that Dr. Mann’s lawyer and … Continue reading

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ATI’s video summary of the Mann UVA case

This is a historical summary, that shows both past and present context of Climategate and Michael Mann’s legal fight to keep his emails from University of Virgina a secret from FOIA requests. Worth a look. – Anthony ATI’s Freedom of … Continue reading

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Mann -vs- ATI case–unsettled

Prince William climate case judge already anticipating the appeal By Tom Jackman Washington Post The e-mails of climate researcher Michael E. Mann are at the heart of a Freedom of Information Act case that will almost certainly wind up in … Continue reading

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Virginia AG loses in Mann-UVA litigation — with prejudice

JunkScience reports: The Virginia Supreme Court holds that the University of Virginia is not a “person” subject to a “Civil Investigative Demand” from the attorney general.

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Status Update on UVA/Mann FOIA legal fight

From ATI, Dr. David Schnare It appears UVA gave Michael Mann a copy of the documents we have sought and under law this means UVA waived its right to withhold the documents from us. UVA effectively admitted they gave the … Continue reading

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Legal exemplars cited in Michael Mann’s UVA email case

Mann alludes to his “dirty laundry” which cannot come out, requesting his correspondent to not pass the email or the data attached to it to anyone else (PE-22). The Environmental Law Center of the American Tradition Institute PRESS RELEASE For … Continue reading

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PEERs rush in: Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Andrew Revkin reports today on the engagement of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund created by Professor Scott Mandia, aka “Supermandia” as he sees himself in the photo below. From Scott Mandia’s blog-he … Continue reading

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Why I want Mike Mann’s Emails

By Dr. David Schnare N.B., Dr. Schnare is the lead attorney in the UVA-Mann email case. This week Nature Magazine published an editorial suggesting that “access to personal correspondence is a freedom too far” and that Michael Mann, whom they … Continue reading

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Michael Mann wades into the UVA thicket as intervenor

By Chris Horner, ATI Michael Mann made his way back to the Commonwealth of Virginia yesterday to watch his U.S. lawyer reprise the dark conspiracy theories previously weaved throughout his Canadian lawsuit against Tim Ball for repeating the old joke … Continue reading

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Mann Fighting Release of UVA emails on Hockey stick

ATI Statement on Results from Today’s Hearing in Freedom of Information Act Case Against U. of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 16, 2011 Contact: Paul Chesser, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org Today in Prince William County court Judge Gaylord Finch delayed arguments and the … Continue reading

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Mann fights against freedom of information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Contact: Paul Chesser, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org On September 2, lawyers for Dr. Michael Mann filed requests to allow them to intervene in American Tradition Institute’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against University of Virginia, citing Dr. Mann’s alleged … Continue reading

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Mann hires attorneys to halt FOIA document production

From the there’s “nothing to see here and my lawyer says so too” department, we have news that Dr. Michael Mann really doesn’t want those UVA emails to get sunlight. From ATI: ‘Hockey Stick’ Creator Michael Mann Seeks Court’s Help … Continue reading

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ATI press release on the Mann UVA emails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, August 27, 2011 Contacts: Paul Chesser, Executive Director, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org Chris Horner, Senior Director of Litigation, chris.horner@atinstitute.org UVA Goes All-in on Climategate FOIA Cover-up By Christopher C. Horner, Washington Examiner, 08/27/11 The University of Virginia has joined a list of … Continue reading

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Mann UVA emails released

Via email I’m getting reports that the American Tradition Institute has a CD ROM of the Mann University of Virginia emails in hand and are evaluating them. They are in a 4.3 Megabyte file consisting of 3,827 pages. Given the … Continue reading

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Mann’s Hockey Stick, Climategate, and FOI – in a nutshell

On the Climate Audit thread, The Vergano FOI Request the irascible Nick Stokes provokes another commenter “mpaul”, to lay out all the history in a simple summary that even Nick might understand. I thought it was worth repeating here for readers who … Continue reading

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Virginia university releases correspondence of professor involved in ‘Hockey Stick’ controversy

Silence from pressure groups deafening; media joins hypocrisy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Contacts: Christopher Horner, chris.horner@atinstitute.org Paul Chesser, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center has learned that George Mason University, in response to a Freedom of … Continue reading

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The new contract sport: Foilball

It seems that doing maneuvers to foil Freedom of Information Act requests has become the new contract sport of both sides of the pond. UEA and Sir Muir Russell have the British team, while Mann and UVA have the American … Continue reading

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Mann UVA case clears a roadblock

It seems the process to get supporting evidence from University of Virginia has overcome a roadblock. From the Virginia Court System: h/t to WUWT reader Laws of Nature Appeals Granted Case KENNETH T. CUCCINELLI, II, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA v. … Continue reading

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Stronger FOIA law now under review in Virginia

ATI Praises VA House Passage of Strengthened FOIA Law FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 9, 2011 The American Tradition Institute today praised yesterday’s passage of a stronger Freedom of Information Act law in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s House of Delegates, … Continue reading

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Cuccinelli-Mann probe takes a bizarre twist

Wow. In the middle of the battle, the warmists erroneously send up a flare from their position, drawing undue attention to the target. I rather expected a moribund outcome from this investigation, maybe a couple of embarrassing quotes, maybe a … Continue reading

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