An Inside Look at the Michael Mann Case



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Start Date: 10/22/2012


The American Geophysical Union/Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Legal Education Webinar Series presents a webinar which will provide an overview of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation American Tradition Institute v. University of Virginia, Prince William County. It will be hosted by Peter Fontaine, counsel to Dr. Michael Mann. The free-ranging discussion will include issues related to Dr. Mann's personal intervention in the case, application of state public records acts to researcher electronic correspondence, the interplay between the Federal FOIA and state laws, practical issues related to document review, potential exemptions to protect correspondence from disclosure, and other legal theories for the protection of correspondence, such as the First Amendment and Academic Freedom, and emerging trends in this dynamic intersection between science and the law.


Peter Fontaine



Peter J. Fontaine

Chair, Environmental

(215) 665-2723

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