Investigation by Va. Attorney General Could Cast a Chill on Climate Research

Investigation by Va. Attorney General Could Cast a Chill on Climate Research 1

Allison Shelley, The Washington Times, Landov

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, shown here during last year's campaign, has taken steps that provoked Virginia's public universities since he became the state's attorney general.

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Allison Shelley, The Washington Times, Landov

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, shown here during last year's campaign, has taken steps that provoked Virginia's public universities since he became the state's attorney general.

What is Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II up to?

That's been the question on many minds in higher education lately. Mr. Cuccinelli, a conservative Republican, has been Virginia's attorney general only since January, but he's already provoked outcries on the state's campuses twice. In early March, he sent public colleges a letter saying they had no authority under Virginia law to adopt rules protecting gay employees