Ken Kookynelli demands UVA turn over papers of noted climate scientist


    Cooch is at it again — spending taxpayers’ money on another wild goose chase — and the “base” will just eat it up.

    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has demanded that the University of Virginia turn over documents related to a former UVa climatology professor at the center of the so-called “climategate” scandal.

    Cuccinelli, a Republican from Fairfax County, is challenging in court the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions as a contributor to climate change.

    On April 23, Cuccinelli sent a “civil investigative demand” to UVa seeking documents related to the work of Michael Mann, a researcher who worked at UVa between 1999 and 2005 and is now at Penn State.…

    I’m not an attorney and have no idea what a “civil investigative demand” is — but — could UVA tell Cooch to GFY?

    • The Donkey

      has never before heard of a “civil investigative demand.”

      But I do know that it is not a subpoena, which is the way things are normally done when you need information from a third party for a lawsuit.

      Perhaps it is different when you are the attorney general and are acting in effect on behalf of the State & UVA is a State institution.

      Regardless, I think there must be a lawyerly way to spell GFY.

      I would be seeking it out if I was UVA’s General Counsel.