Tag: Michael Mann

Mann v. National Review, Judges v. First Amendment

 

The assault on the First Amendment continues. On December 22, more than two years after it heard our appeal of a lower-court ruling, a sweet-time-taking three-judge panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the Mann v. National Review case. The case stems from this July 15, 2012 Corner post in which Mark Steyn, quoting in part from something Rand Simberg had posted on the Competitive Enterprise Institute website, laid into global-warmist Penn State prof Michael Mann’s infamous “hockey stick” graph, Mann himself, and his Penn State bosses.

On the ruling’s upside: The court tossed out Mann’s defamation claim against National Review and Rich Lowry over his August, 2012 “Get Lost” NRO piece replying to Mann’s lawsuit threat.

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Someone should let Mr. Mark Steyn know about this. It’s 53 years now since Linus Pauling–super-scientist extraordinaire–sued National Review for defamation. This was not the first nor the last of the intended victims of his sense of justice, but the one that put an end to its litigious manifestation. 50 years ago, the lawsuit more or less […]

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Mark Steyn on the Passing Parade, Michael Mann, and NRO

 

mark_steyn_passing_parade_cover_5-20-14-1Ricochet members may enjoy my new podcast interview with Mark Steyn, who talks about the newly updated edition of his anthology of celebrity and political obits, Mark Steyn’s Passing Parade, plus where things stand with Michael Mann’s lawsuit, and why he left National Review in December. Plus some thoughts on how England’s nationalized socialism (heh) led to its disastrous decline in the 1970s, and how it foreshadowed the Obama era.

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