A separate attempt by American Traditions Institute, a conservative think tank headed by members of other conservative groups such as the Competitive Enterprise Group and Cooler Heads Coalition, was equally unsuccessful.
One Sandusky reference came in a July National Review blog post by Mark Steyn, who repeated another blogger's comments comparing Mann to the disgraced football coach: "He has molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science that could have dire economic consequences for the nation and planet."
Kazman, CEI's counsel, said the organization removed "a sentence or two" relating to the Penn State sex abuse scandal shortly after it published a post.
Lawyers for the National Review in New York City were not immediately available for comment Tuesday afternoon.
This article originally appeared at The Daily Climate, the climate change news source published by Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit media company.