Thank you for a great start to 2015 Steve Happy New Year from one Canuk to the other here’s to a great year for friends and Family ;>)
Towards the end of Carvin’s mostly cringeworthy rebuttal, he seemed to score on EPA’s rejection of complaints against Mann’s own defamatory accusations of “scientific fraud”. EPA had found that Mann’s use of the term “fraud” meant no more than he believed the articles to be “scientifically flawed” and that, in such circumstances, Mann’s language was “appropriate”. That Carvin brought this point up at all, after omitting it in his written brief and after mangling his rebuttal remarks on falsification and email deletion so badly, was a small miracle, but he managed to draw the judges’ attention to the issue and it’s one that seems to me to be a very big obstacle to Mann’s case.
The defendants had, of course, been long familiar with Mann’s own repeated defamatory statements, including accusations of “fraud”, but, if the Court is expected to show deference to EPA on scientific matters, EPA’s finding on the…
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