Posted by Jeff Condon on January 19, 2011
Today someone made a comment on the Cuccinelli vs Dr. Man thing which has me stirred up a bit. I fully understand that some scientists may have the opinion that you don’t want Academics worrying about politics and there is some kind of problem with legal requests for emails. What unfortunately has happened in AGW though is that politics became some Academics primary concern. What is not correct though is that some have assumed that subpoenaing emials is unusual.
If you choose the business rout of life, you are the bad guy and therefore forced to comply with endless legal hurdles. If you are wise, you have a group of lawyers to advise you on those hurdles. Did you know that if an employer pays 100% of the health/life/dental care for their employees and an employee doesn’t agree to accept the FREE health care, it is discrimination by the employer?!! Discrimination!! I would like to start a university which only teaches the degrees of discriminology and discriminology tech – whereby the tech version doesn’t have real math! What a crazy world when everyone’s opinions average to that kind of stupid.
Anyway, if you are working with a vendor/customer under an agreement and you guys have a falling out, what is the first thing you do when going to court?
YOU SUBPOENA THE EMAILS!! And if you don’t hand them over, guess what?!!!
sorry for the caps — not really – but wake up people, this is what lawyers do — every single day!! This is SOP. The real question should be – why are academics IMMUNE!
Welcome to Earth, people who believe in massive government–… spank!! Breathe baby, breathe.