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US district judge john jones bitchslaps the dover school board.

some excerpts from the ruling.

"Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court. Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a constitutional test case on ID, who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy."


on 2005-12-20 21:56 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] prairierabbit.livejournal.com
It's about time somebody called them on it.

on 2005-12-20 22:18 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] novazembla.livejournal.com
I've read through most of the ruling, and it's completely full of gems.

Here's the judge talking about how little the school board knew: "Cleaver admittedly knew nothing about ID, including the words comprising the phrase, as she consistently referred to ID as 'intelligence design' throughout her testimony."


on 2005-12-21 00:07 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tigertoy.livejournal.com
Only peripherally on-topic, but did you see the Doonesbury strip on ID (http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/index.html?uc_full_date=20051218)? Apologies if it's already been mentioned in your journal; I know I've seen it discussed a couple of places but the ones I remember don't include you.

on 2005-12-22 17:36 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
*heh*. thanks! yeah, i saw it, but not through LJ. it can never hurt to point me at such stuff; my supply lines are pretty random.


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