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Sandefur on Judicial Activism and Dover

Sandefur has an excellent post up about the Dover ruling and the hollowness of the charge that the judge was engaging in “judicial activism” in his ruling.

Perjury Charges Possible in Dover

The Federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania is investigating possible perjury charges against various members of the school board in Dover after Judge Jones bluntly declared that they had lied in their depositions in the case: U.S. Middle District Attorney Thomas A. Marino said yesterday that decision will take time because there is “a lot of reading…

Guest Post: Allen Macneill Fisks Dembski

This is a guest post from Allen Macneill, an evolutionary biologist and writer. He currently teaches an introductory evolution course for non-majors at Cornell, and is writing an introductory evolution textbook, also for non-majors. HIs most recent article, “The capacity for religious experience is an evolutionary adaptation to warfare” has just been reprinted in an…

Legal Scholars on Dover Ruling

I thought I’d post what some legal scholars are saying about yesterday’s ruling, since a good many of them have blogs and have responded. First, Timothy Sandefur writes at the Panda’s Thumb: Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District is a major victory for science and a major blow to those who have tried to sneak…

Elsberry on Dover Ruling

Friend and fellow Panda lover Wes Elsberry has an interesting post on the Dover ruling on his personal blog where he points out two fascinating items. First, that Dembski may owe someone a bottle of good scotch: I’ll wager a bottle of single-malt scotch, should it ever go to trial whether ID may legitimately be…

Dover Ruling Links

Mike Dunford has done us all a favor and put together a huge list of links concerning yesterday’s Dover ruling. Good place to start if you’re looking for information and opinions on it. And thanks, Mike, for the kind words about our Skeptic article.

Wishing for an Appeal

Law.com has an interesting article about the Dover ruling that makes me wish the case would be appealed: The declaratory judgment is unlikely to be appealed by the new school board elected last month to replace those who instituted the divisive policy, the board president said Tuesday. If it is appealed, “I can’t think of…

Skeptic Article

The article that Burt Humburg and I wrote will be in the next issue of Skeptic, but in light of today’s ruling, they decided to post it online today. You can see it here.

The DI’s Response

I’m sure this will come as a bit of a shock to you all, but the Discovery Institute isn’t happy with the ruling. In fact, they’re slamming it as the decision of an “activist judge who has delusions of grandeur.” Those damn Bush-appointed activist judges! This furious response is just the icing on the cake…

Congratulations are in Order

Before we go any further in analyzing and celebrating today’s ruling in the Dover trial, I think it’s really important to give out some attaboys to the people who made this happen. Burt Humburg and I just finished an article for Skeptic magazine where we went into a lot of detail on the behind-the-scenes aspects…