Making a bowl of popcorn - UPDATE

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Back in October 2nd, I posted:

Making a big bowl of popcorn
On September First, a group of twenty scientists published a letter saying that Climate Deniers should be prosecuted under the RICO statutes. The letter has subsequently been taken down but an archived copy of it can be found here (PDF). People started looking into the scientists who signed this document and it seems that they were engaged in a wee bit of financial fraud.

For the story leading up to today visit herehereherehere and here.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a Freedom of Information act requesting all of the emails leading up to that letter. The people at George Mason University lawyered up and filed for reprieve. The Judge ruled in favor of CEI (a lot of the already released emails can be read at that link - this is not science, this is pure political maneuvering).

Now, a few days ago, some interesting news comes to light - from Watts Up With That:

CEI fires back at Ed Maibach over ’emergency stay’ of #RICO20 FOIA documents – looks like he’s toast
People send me stuff. Earlier today, we saw that Ed Maibach himself hired an attorney to file an emergency stay of release of FOIA documents that George Mason University had planned to release, along with the retroactive removal of the previous tranche of GMU documents from last week that were quite damning in their illustration that Maibach and Shukla not only used their position at GMU to pursue and ask for punishment of climate skeptics and corporations, they were trying to cover it up late in the game by asking to switch to private emails once they started getting some serious public blowback.

There actions are so transparent as to their motive, that many WUWT commenters, including Steve McIntyre were able to see that the legal argument presented by Maibach was full of holes. Most importantly, it seems that GMU is not defending Maibach either with legal counsel or by issuing any statement, suggesting to observers that they have cut him loose from their compliance arguments and he is on his own. For that reason, I think he’s going to be toast.

Some of the very same arguments showing why Maibach’s position is untenable seen in comments from our previous story today, are in the legal response from CEI, which I have a few excerpts of below:

A lot more at this link too. The wheels are coming off the bus of Anthropogenic Global Warming and it is fun to see the sparks flying...

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