Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 4:50 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Groups oppose demand for UVa. records

By Washington Post editors

Four groups have filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking a judge to set aside Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to research on global warming by a former University of Virginia professor.

The brief was filed Tuesday in Albemarle County Circuit Court by the ACLU of Virginia, the American Association of University of Professors, Union of Concerned Scientists and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

"If the court permits the attorney general to gain access to the private communications among scientists whenever he disagrees with their ideas, the scientists will simply stop sharing their ideas," ACLU of Virginia executive director Kent Willis said. "The chilling effect on academic freedom and scientific inquiry is incalculable."

Check out the Virginia Politics blog for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | August 17, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Calvert man charged with shooting teen
Next: Lori's A.M. Buzz: Watch that water

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company