Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2019, 2:36 PMUpdated: Nov. 25, 2019, 3:47 PM

SCOTUS Passes on Conservatives’ Feud with Climate Scientist (2)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The Supreme Court won’t step into a legal dispute between a prominent climate scientist and a pair of conservative organizations that questioned his work and compared him to a convicted child molester.

The justices on Nov. 25 declined to review an appeal from the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review, which want to stop climate scientist Michael E. Mann from pursuing defamation claims against them. Justice Samuel Alito dissented from the denial.

Mann, a professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University, sued after CEI published a column, partially reprinted by the National Review, that took aim at his ...

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