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Amicus Brief: American Tradition Institute v. the University of Virginia

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Amicus Brief: American Tradition Institute v. the University of Virginia

December 13, 2013

Submitted to the Virginia Supreme Court in support of the University of Virginia in a case dealing with the protection of various documents and emails relating to former U.Va. Professor Michael Mann’s climate change research.

The brief focuses on how academic freedom and the First Amendment are central to the protection of research and to the innovation essential to the nation’s economy.

Along with ACE, associations signing the brief include:

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Governming Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • National Academcy of Sciences
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