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Monday, December 17, 2012

CEI SLAPPS Back At Climate Scientist Michael Mann’s Libel Lawsuit | Competitive Enterprise Institute

Washington, D.C. – December 17, 2012 –  CEI and adjunct analyst Rand Simberg responded last Friday to Michael Mann’s libel lawsuit against them, National Review, and columnist Mark Steyn, with a special motion to dismiss the case based on DC’s "Anti-SLAPP" law.  The motion argues Mann’s lawsuit is precisely the type of lawsuit SLAPP (for Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) is intended to curb.


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Why do the defendants want to get the lawsuit dismissed? If they do that, there's no discovery on the issue of whether Mann is really as bad as Steyn said. This seems like a gift to Prof. Mann.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Dec 21, 2012 7:37:31 PM