Sunday, April 24, 2016

Attorney to climate-change police: Expect a First Amendment fight

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In a sternly worded letter, the attorney for a limited-government group being targeted by the climate-change police is calling out the attorney general who launched an unprecedented campaign on free speech.   “The subpoena that you served on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (“CEI”) is a blatant attempt to intimidate and harass an organization for advancing views that you oppose,” wrote Andrew Grossman in the letter sent Wednesday to Claude E. Walker, attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Grossman warned Walker that he and his climate-change cabal should be ready for a First Amendment fight.

Walker, with the backing of his prosecutor pals at the AGs United for Clean Power, recently served a subpoena on CEI demanding documents connected to the organization’s research on climate change.
“There is no way to understand your demand that CEI turn over all of its internal documents concerning climate change and its communications with a corporation, ExxonMobil, other than as an effort to punish it for its public policy views, chill its associations, and silence its advocacy,” Grossman, partner at Washington, D.C.-based Baker Hostetler.......To Read More

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