USA Today reports that George Mason University has opened an investigation of Edward Wegman, a professor of statistics, who authored the so-called "Wegman report" (here in PDF) on the so-called Hockey Stick.
The investigation was motivated by a blog-based investigation (here in PDF), and apparently a request from Ray Bradley, a collaborator with Michael Mann. The case raises some interesting (non)parallels with Mann's. I wonder if Cuccinelli will be requesting Wegman's emails? Maybe if Democrats hold the House or Senate an investigation will be opened?
To be clear on my views, this issue is a matter of alleged academic misconduct, not global or national climate policy. If the professor plagiarized, he should be fired. My views on climate policy will not change either way.