CSLDFSave the date: On Oct 15 at @UCDavisLaw our own Lauren Kurtz is participating in an event on legal protections for climate change researchers as part of @polarforum with @UCDavisJMIE + others. Free but please RSVP!
CSLDFAn important read and reminder that we're tracking these actions in our #SilencingScience Tracker, a public database that has documented 371 attacks on science by federal, state, and local governments since November 2016. bit.ly/2K5PZjetwitter.com/CJR/status/115…
Scientists in the United States are increasingly participating in various forms of science-related activism and political engagement. If you’re one of them, it’s crucial that you understand your legal rights and responsibilities. Although the...
CSLDFCalling all #ESA2019 attendees! Join us one week from today for our #KnowYourRights legal literacy workshop. Monday, August 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. All scientist-social changers should plan to attend.
The shutdown is already a victory for Trump since government scientists have been forced to stop important climate research.
CSLDFScientific Integrity shouldn’t be a partisan issue. We need to ensure safeguards are in place for our federal scientists and research, no matter what political party is in power. bit.ly/2XVp2Cm #ScienceNotSilence
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: @USGS officials removed references to climate change from the text of a researcher-written press release about a study that found climate change and sea level rise threaten California's economy.
CSLDFOur April newsletter came out today and includes:
🔬How to prep for the #MarchForScience
📚How states are undermining science education
👩🏻🔬How open records laws can be used to stifle research
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Counseling Our free, informal counseling services are available to scientists dealing with harassment or the threat of litigation. We’re here to assist any researcher who has […]
CSLDFFor our new followers and long-time friends: Our attorneys offer free consultations to scientists from all disciplines. Write to [email protected] if you're being harassed or threatened or have legal questions related to your work.
Many people believe that public records laws are fundamental to democracy. But others say they're being used to stifle public research.
CSLDFOpen records laws are fundamental to democracy, but they can also be used
to stifle scientific research. Our Lauren Kurtz spoke with @undarkmag about how the laws were used to harass @MichaelEMann.
Emails sent to and from scientists are increasingly subject to scrutiny through a variety of means, including aggressive open records requests, subpoenas, and even hacking. The […]
CSLDFEmail, social media, and other digital platforms have made scientists vulnerable to new kinds of harassment. Here's how to minimize the risk of threats and attacks when using these tools. bit.ly/2QjkNNi #scicomm
CSLDF's free educational resources help scientists understand and prepare for the legal risks they may face as a result of their work.
CSLDFHave you visited our resource library? It's full of materials that can help you understand things like open records laws, how to safely and effectively speak up for science, and what to do if you end up in political crosshairs.
CSLDFHave you visited our resource library? It has free materials that will help you understand things like how to participate in science advocacy and activism, and what to do if you end up in political crosshairs.
The Scientific Integrity Act is an important step forward for safeguarding scientific integrity at federal agencies, and it improves the legal options available for federal scientists who are facing increasing levels of censorship, research...
CSLDFTogether with seven other organizations, today we issued a joint statement supporting the Scientific Integrity Act, which would protect federal government scientists from political interference and special interests. bit.ly/2TQFc1Qpic.twitter.com/XgejZJEtQ9
This guide will help scientists from all disciplines understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws so they can safely and effectively advocate for science.
CSLDFNew resource! We created “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” to help scientists understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights #ScienceNotSilence
CSLDFNew resource for scientist-social changers: “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” will help you understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights
CSLDFNew resource! We created “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment” to help scientists understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws. bit.ly/2XGBl6D #KnowYourRights #ScienceNotSilence pic.twitter.com/8QEMqaGAk1
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: A bill requiring the use of “balanced” teaching materials was introduced in Florida. If enacted, public schools may have to use materials that question whether climate change is caused by human activities.
CSLDFNew #SilencingScience Tracker entry: A @fema science advisory panel, which is supposed to provide scientific information to the National Flood Insurance Program, has been unofficially suspended.
Scientists advocating for evidence-based policy need to know when they are on solid legal footing to exercise their right to free speech and participate in democratic processes, and when their work is protected as private correspondence. They also...
CSLDFJoin us at the #AAASmtg on Saturday, Feb 16 at 10:30AM for a session on legal protections for scientists, featuring talks by our own Lauren Kurtz + colleagues from the @ACLU and @GovAcctProj.