Va. judge to hear Cuccinelli's demand for climate change researcher's records
A judge is set to consider Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's demand for records related to a former University of Virginia professor's climate change research.
A hearing is set for Friday afternoon in Albemarle County Circuit Court.
Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, says he is investigating whether Michael Mann defrauded taxpayers by using manipulated data to obtain government grants.
The university filed a lawsuit challenging Cuccinelli's demand for the records, arguing that his actions could impair academic freedom and discourage scientific research.
Mann now works at Penn State.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
August 20, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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