Va. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Involving ‘Climategate’ and Academic Freedom

March 11, 2011

Last week, the Supreme Court of Virginia agreed to hear an appeal by Kenneth Cuccinelli II, Attorney General of Virginia, regarding his investigation of former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann for possible fraud involving Mann’s environmental research. A lower court had set aside his investigative demands without ruling on whether fraud had been committed. FIRE had expressed concern over the academic freedom implications of such a broad request for documents in such an investigation.

Schools:  University of Virginia

Cases:  Virginia: Attorney General Investigates Professor’s Research