Comment: When scientists come under legal attack

When scientific findings contradict some groups’ ideologies or business interests, they resort to legal tactics to stymie research. Here’s what scientists can do if it happens to them.

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Lauren Kurtz

Credit: Lauren Kurtz.

Kurtz is executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund based at Columbia Law School. The views expressed are her own. More information about the group can be found at

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 06:00