Plaintiffs Prevail

The much-awaited decision in the Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District is now available.

The 139 page document finds for the plaintiffs.

Judge Jones finds that “intelligent design” is not science. The DASD ID policy violates both purpose and effect prongs of the Lemon test, and also violates the Pennsylvania constitution.

Much more here, here, and here, and I’m sure more will follow. (Update: Ed has a “thank you” list here, and Mike mentions others here. As someone who got to watch a bit behind the scenes, there was definitely an amazing amount of work that went into this case–and what I saw was only the tip of the iceberg. Kudos to everyone involved.)

Haven’t read the (139 page!) decision yet–perhaps my reading for tonight.

Update: Discovery Institute pans the ruling, calls Jones an “activist judge:” link. Funny that Jones was appointed by GW…

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