The ACLU-PA blog records a rather amusing objection by the Thomas More Law Center attorneys yesterday. One of the plaintiffs in the case, Mrs. Eveland, was on the witness stand and was being asked about school board meetings that she attended where the ID policy was being discussed. This was the meeting at which school board member William Buckingham asked, ‘2,000 years ago someone died on a cross. Isn’t someone going to take a stand for him?” while encouraging the board to find a textbook that wasn’t “laced with Darwinism”.
Mrs. Eveland wrote a letter to the local newspaper after that school board meeting and the plaintiff’s attorney asked her if she would read that letter out loud in court. The TMLC attorney objected, calling it “hearsay”. The judge listened to the attorney and asked, “Who wrote the letter?” The attorney answered, “She did.” “Overruled,” said the judge. It doesn’t sound to me like the attorney understands what “hearsay” is.