Description: Lawsuit seeking correspondence and other records of UCLA Law School professors in connection with alleged work with outside parties to develop legal cases against opponents of climate change regulation.
Competitive Enterprise Institute v. Regents of the University of California
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/08/2018 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. Competitive Enterprise Institute Filed Lawsuit Seeking Law Professors’ Correspondence About Energy Industry and Climate Change. Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School to respond to requests under the California Public Records Act for records “concerning the University’s work with private outside parties including law enforcement to develop theories of litigation against, and pursue as targets of investigation, perceived opponents of a political and policy agenda shared by these outside parties and certain faculty.” In particular, CEI sought the correspondence of two UCLA Law School professors, who CEI said had used their positions at the school to coordinate with institutions and individuals to urge legal action against “energy industry participants or political opponents of the ‘climate’ policy agenda.”