British High Court decision on “An Inconvenient Truth”:

On Wednesday, a judge of the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, issued a ruling in a challenge to the use of Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth.” The judge ruled that, under British education law, the film was “partisan” and could not be shown to students without presentation of different viewpoints. The decision listed nine major factual errors in the film. The judge noted that, as a result of the suit, the British education authorities have already agreed to address the factual errors, and to present other views. Thanks to the Heartland Institute, in Chicago, for its posting of the full text of the decision. (BTW, I will be speaking about the Microsoft case and its implications for future government control of the digital economy, at Heartland’s Emerging Issues Forum on October 25.)

And kudos to Great Britain’s “The New Party” for bringing the case. (Not that all of The New Party’s ideas are good; they want property forfeiture laws which put the burden of proof of innocence on the property owner.)

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