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AFA Attorney on Cobb Settlement

To no one’s surprise, the American Family Association is not happy with the decision of the Cobb County school board to settle the Selman suit. Their chief counsel, Brian Fahling, is quoted in this article saying silly things like this: “Of course, I think that it’s a disservice to the community overall,” the AFA Law…

Taylor on Cobb County Settlement

Larry Taylor, one of the loonier of the parents pushing for the evolution disclaimers in Cobb County, has an op-ed piece in the AJC complaining bitterly about the school board settling the case. The nonsense starts from the very first sentence: Once again, the potent combination of a liberal judge and the deep pockets of…

Reaction to Cobb County Settlement

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports on the settlement of the Cobb County case and the reaction from some of the folks on the other side. The reactions are quite telling. Here’s the woman who led the fight for the stickers: Marjorie Rogers, the Cobb parent who led the drive that resulted in the stickers’ placement,…

News Flash: Cobb County Case Settled

A little birdie just called to tell me that the Cobb County evolution disclaimer case has been settled, and on very favorable terms for our side. Americans United is sending out a press release which says, in part: In an agreement announced today, Cobb County school officials state that they will not order the placement…

DI Responds to Cobb County Ruling

The Discovery Institute has responded to the Cobb County ruling with their usual empty rhetoric. “A final ruling in this case will be at least as important, if not more important, than the Dover school district case last year,” added Luskin, a co-author of “Traipsing Into Evolution Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision”.…

The appeals court decision in Selman v Cobb County School District, the evolution textbook sticker case, is in. I’ve uploaded a PDF of the ruling here. I haven’t really had time to read it yet, but basically the court declared a “do over”, remanding the case back to the district court: Whether we should reverse…

Michigan Citizens for Science, along with similar groups in several other states, has filed a brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Cobb County disclaimer case. That brief can be found here (pdf format). On behalf of MCFS, I’d like to thank Lynn Hogue, Catherine Ross, Reed Cartwright, Sarah Pallas and everyone…

The Swift Report has a wicked satire on the Cobb County, Georgia evolution disclaimer stickers and the legal battle over them.

Briefs in the Cobb County Appeal

The 11th Circuit Court is set to hear the appeal of the Cobb County evolution disclaimer case soon and the briefs are being filed quickly. The National Center for Science Education is compiling many of those briefs, including the brief that they and People for the American Way filed together last week. Other briefs have…