This is a blog dedicated to exposing the tremendous abuse of power exhibited by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the matter of the Civil Investigative Demand filed against the University of Virginia seeking a fishing expedition for every scrap of data and email remotely related the research of Michael Mann.

This is not a blog about the merits of various global warming research, except to the extent that such research should not be construed as fraud.   This blog is solely about the freedom to conduct academic inquiry without fear of prosecution.

As for the title, the University of Virginia is known for it’s “Academical Village.”  While this may seem like a made up word, UVa has it’s own peculiar terminology.   The title therefore is essentially a virginia-ization of “Academic Freedom.”