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Unformatted text preview: d a subpoena in 2010 demanding personal correspondence from me and dozens of other scientists
from my time at the University of Virginia. Thankfully, groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists, the American Association of University
Professors, and several free speech organizations urged the university to fight Cuccinelli’s demands, and the university did. Cuccinelli lost his
case before the Virginia Supreme Court last month. While we don’t know how much Cuccinelli’s office spent on this witchhunt, the university
spent more than $600,000 in private funds defending scientists’ right to privacy.Inhofe and Cuccinelli both drew their inspiration from an incident
in November 2009, when climate scientists had their emails stolen from the University of East Anglia and misrepresented through a coordinated
public relations campaign orchestrated by a who’s who of climate denial front groups. Why attack the University of East Anglia? It is one of four
major government and academic centers that track global temperatures....
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