Tagged: STEM Education

In 2012, The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the University of Virginia did not have to disclose records that could harm research efforts and impair free thought and expression. The ruling came after former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli sought the records under the state’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. A new report finds that lawmakers, corporations, and other special interests are increasingly using broad open records requests to intimidate scientists. (Credit: Morgan Riley)

Open Records Laws Increasingly Used To Harass Scientists

Special interests are increasingly using broad open records requests to intimidate scientists, and researchers and universities need to be prepared to respond to these demands, according to a new report that comes as the debate over transparency heats up in Congress.