Va. judge delays ruling in Cuccinelli climate change case
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II, a vocal skeptic of global warming, went to court Friday as he continues investigating whether former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in global temperatures.
The University of Virginia is fighting an effort by Cuccinelli to get documents from Mann, saying it exceeds his authority under state law and intrudes on the rights of professors to pursue academic inquiry free from political pressure.
Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross did not rule on whether U-Va. has to turn over the documents, but said he would rule within 10 days.
August 20, 2010; 4:10 PM ET
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