Virginia high court holds emails exempt from state Freedom of Information Act

[JURIST] The Virginia Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Thursday that the emails of Michael Mann, a former University of Virginia climatologist and professor, are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act [text]. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli [official profile] subpoenaed university records related to Mann’s research in attempting to find misuse of public funds. The justices held [Roanoke Times report] that the exemption for proprietary information in the act is to be read…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/04/virginia-supreme-court-holds-emails-exempt-from-state-freedom-of-information-act.php

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