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Hovind Trial Begins

The Pensacola News Journal reports that the jury has been selected and the trial started today. I find Hovind’s defense really funny in light of his history. He claims that he was completely ignorant of the law and didn’t know what the IRS requirements were, but in the past he has railed about the illegality…

Hovind’s Motions to Dismiss

Kent Hovind’s attorney has filed motions to dismiss all of the counts against him. Counts 1-12 and 58 (12 counts of failing to pay FICA and withhold income taxes on employees and one count of threatening a Federal agent) are discussed in this motion, while counts 13-57 (46 counts of “structuring”) are discussed in this…

Kennedy, Hitler, Weikart and the ADL

The Anti-Defamation League has joined the chorus blasting D. James Kennedy’s flagrantly dishonest TV special about Darwin and Hitler. They issued a press release that addressed the Francis Collins issue as well: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today blasted a television documentary produced by Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Ministries that attempts to…

Bad News for Hovind

A Washington state court has handed down a ruling that could presage a bad result for Kent Hovind in Florida (yes, I know it doesn’t apply in another state, but the logic is perfectly applicable to both states and the Federal level). In the case of In re Didier, the husband in a divorce proceeding…

Guest Post: I Remember Hovey

This is a guest post written by Skip Evans. Skip is a dear friend I have known for many years. He worked for some time for the National Center for Science Education and now owns a web development company called Big Sky Penguin. This is the sordid tale of his repeated dealings with the infamous…

Hovind Not Allowed to Travel

Here’s an update on the Hovind trial. When arrested, he was forced to turn over his passport and stay in that judicial district. He asked the court to allow him to travel to South Africa for a preaching tour but the court agreed with prosecutors that he is a flight risk. That seems obvious to…

Why Hovind is Going to Jail

Because of breathtaking logic like this: The grand jury alleges Hovind failed to pay nearly half-a-million dollars in federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes on his employees at his Creation Science Evangelism ministry in Pensacola. Hovind, who is known as “Dr. Dino,” says even though the 30 people who work for him are paid…

More on Hovind’s Trial

The Pensacola News Journal has been following the arrest of Kent Hovind closely. A trial date has been set for September 5th and Hovind has pled innocent to the charges (well, kind of). And I can’t wait to see how the court treats some of the profoundly silly claims of immunity that Hovind is making.…

Details on Hovind’s Arrest

More details on Hovind’s arrest are found in today’s Pensacola News Journal. I especially love this part: Of the 58 charges, 44 were filed against Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo, for evading bank reporting requirements as they withdrew $430,500 from AmSouth Bank between July 20, 2001, and Aug. 9, 2002. At the couple’s first…

Creationist Logic

Over at Volokh, Jonathan Adler posted a link to Derbyshire’s response to Gilder and that has brought some real prizes out of the woodwork. Especially amusing is one Joel B, who gives a breathtakingly idiotic response to another commenter. The original commenter, riskable, said: In our universe full of energy and particles, each particle is…