Politico Pro reports on CEI's formal objection to the subpoena from Attorney General Claude Walker.
A lawyer representing the Competitive Enterprise Institute today formally objected to a subpoena from U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker that demands a decade's worth of internal documents related to climate change.
"Your demand on CEI is offensive, it is un-American, it is unlawful, and it will not stand," Andrew Grossman, a BakerHostetler lawyer representing CEI, said in a letter to Walker. "You can either withdraw it or expect to fight, because CEI strongly believes that this campaign to intimidate those who dissent from the official orthodoxy on climate change must be stopped."
In a corresponding eight-page objection requesting that the D.C. Superior Court immediately withdraw the subpoena, Grossman argues that the subpoena violates CEI's First Amendment privilege because it "constitutes an attempt to silence and intimidate, as well as retaliate against, speech espousing a particular viewpoint with which the Attorney General disagrees … "
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