Scientific Dissent Can Never Be Securities Fraud
|July 1, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under academic freedom, Intelligent Design, Science|
Over at the Progressive Fascist post, progressives wd400, FierceRoller, rhampton7, and Seversky have emerged as apologists for the attorneys general’s fascist efforts to quash dissent from climate alarmism. What if the climate research really did amount to securities fraud they ask?
I have litigated securities fraud cases for over 25 years. I know what it takes to make a securities fraud case, and I can tell you that the fascist apologists’ question is like asking, “What if that circle really were square?” There is a legal standard for what constitutes securities fraud, and the scientific research in question (whether it was disclosed or not) can never meet that standard. Steve Simpson does a good job of explaining this principle here.
KF brings this article to my attention. It is also an excellent resource for rebutting the fascists and their apologists.