Lawsuits dismissed

April 2, 2004

Two lawsuits filed by disgruntled individuals unable to get their work in the arXiv e-print archive - the principal forum for physics research - have been dismissed in the US.

Courts in Georgia and Tennessee ruled that the defendants were beyond their jurisdiction after independent researchers - one of whom is a creationist, the other a researcher into quantum consciousness and ancient divination systems - claimed their civil rights had been infringed.

The archive, based at Cornell University Library in the US, denied operating a blacklist.

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