A Virginia judge set aside a request for records related to research by a prominent climate scientist at the University of Virginia. But the attorney general vowed immediately to try again.
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An influential climate scientist who has been accused by the Virginia attorney general of defrauding the public calls the probe “criminal harassment” and warns that the case could set a “horrifying” precedent.