Several media and civil rights groups are aiding the Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Review, and two individual commentators after Pennsylvania State University Meteorology professor Michael Mann sued CEI and National Review for what Mann claims were libelous comments.
Liberals, Others Support Defendants
On August 11, the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and 26 other groups, including the ACLU, Bloomberg, and Fox News, filed “friend of the court” briefs in support of the defendants.
The Cato Institute, Goldwater Institute, Individual Rights Foundation, and the Reason Foundation filed a separate brief on behalf of CEI and National Review.
Protecting the First Amendment
Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says the First Amendment is a prominent issue in this case.
“We think the law is pretty straightforward. We think the two lower court judges applied an incorrect legal standard, and I think the fact that we got so many First...
The climate activist group National Center for Science Education embarrassed itself yesterday by making basic errors attacking climate science in Texas.
NCSE objected to proposed science textbooks that note many scientists question key components of alarmist global warming theory. NCSE’s attack on the science claimed educational textbooks should state there is no scientific debate on the causes of recent global warming.
The global warming activist group expressed particular outrage that science...
One of the nation’s most efficient, clean-burning coal power plants will be shuttered in a few years because bringing it into compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon dioxide reduction rule would be too expensive. A similar fate awaits coal-fired power plants throughout the country.
Operated by the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), the 60 year old McMeekin Power Station has an undersized boiler that would normally put it at a competitive...
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