Monthly Archives: July 2010

UVa smacks down Cuccinelli – Highlight Reel

Apparently, UVa paid good money to their lawyers.  Their criticism roughly lines up with mine from my previous post.  UVa’s response begins by pointing out that Cuccinelli spends a full 1/3 of his document outlining scientific criticism of Michael Mann … Continue reading

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Cuccinlli’s supporting arguments, Part Deux

Note:  Next filing (and therefore update) is Tuesday, 7/20, UVa’s response to Cuccinelli’s detailed response. Summary: Cuccinelli says anything remotely touched by UVa automatically becomes state funding, even when it’s not coming from the state.  When asked to produce specific … Continue reading

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Cuccinelli’s supporting arguments, part 1

So the previously discussed Cuccinlli response, which I haven’t finished didn’t contain much of substance.  The document of substance was filed today.  This is the document where Cuccinelli actually has to make a coherent case. This part contains Cuccinelli’s opening … Continue reading

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Cuccinelli vs. UVa Round 1 Part 1

This series of post is a line by line comparison and analysis of UVa’s petition for relief vs. Cuccinelli’s response.  The first of each pair will be the one from UVa and the second from each pair will be the … Continue reading

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An introduction to Academic Freedom

Why should academic speech be more free than normal speech?  That is the essential, defining question of academic freedom. The simple answer is that academia only makes true progress by being provocative, outrageous, and able to be wrong.  Academic freedom … Continue reading

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