Statement from the University of Virginia About Judge Peatross' Opinion on the CIDs

August 30, 2010 — Statement from the University of Virginia following today's court ruling:

The University of Virginia is pleased and gratified by the court's decision to set aside the CIDs in their entirety.

In reaching its conclusion, the court made several important findings: that the attorney general failed to sufficiently support any allegation that Dr. Mann engaged in fraudulent conduct; that academic freedom should inform the propriety of an inquiry into the conduct of University faculty; and that the scope of any future inquiries by the attorney general would have to be substantially more narrow than these CIDs.

The University's case was also bolstered by the strong support from its Board of Visitors, the University's faculty and the many individuals and groups around the country who let their voices be heard on this issue.