From Climate Science Watch:
Two decisions handed down July 19 in DC Superior Court affirmed climate scientist Michael Mann’s right to proceed in his defamation lawsuit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review Online for their statements accusing him of data manipulation and fraud. The Court is not buying the Defendants arguments in their Motion to Dismiss that their statements are protected speech under the First Amendment, mere “opinion,” “rhetorical hyperbole,” or “fair comment.”
For more background see here.
If anyone is feeling flush, they can donate to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund to support these stalwart and stellar efforts (please forgive the repetition, shilling for science today):
Lots more detail here:
In case you’re tempted to ignore this, a teaser and just to mention that instructions for the mildly tedious and very slightly obscure process of accessing the court documents are provided. The article states that Dr. Mann’s lawyer is good at the job.