Judge Scolds White House for Bad Faith in Global Warming Case

Newsmax reports on a judge granting CEI discovery in their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against a White House science policy office. 

Judge Amit Mehta granted legal discovery in a case brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an NGO that seeks to advance the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty.

The NGO said the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy refused to release documents to back up director John Holdren's claim that global warming was making winters colder, a statement refuted by most scientists.

After the government agency initially said it could not find any such documents, it changed its story several times in an attempt to avoid making them public as required by law.

Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman said after the ruling that "as the government's course of action here demonstrates, there's a clear pattern when it comes to this administration: In dealing with global warming issues, agencies tend to act illegally."

Hans Bader, senior attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Washington Times there is no better proof that Obama is failing in his vow to run the most transparent government in American history than the fact that three judges have ordered discovery against his administration.

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