In a new book, Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research, law professors Thomas McGarity and Wendy Wagner make the case for new safeguards to protect against the misuse and manipulation of scientific research in toxic risk regulation. In their view, ideological and economic interests use a "range of sophisticated legal and financial tactics" to spin and suppress unwanted scientific findings.
This Wednesday, Wagner and McGarity will present their book at a forum sponsored by the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The two authors will outline their thesis and findings, after which noted environmental law scholars Christopher Schroeder and E. Donald Elliott will offer commentary. Details on the event and the live webcast are available here. For those who cannot attend, the webcast will be archived for future viewing. CLE credit will also be available for those who attend in person.