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Michigan Next?

The Detroit Free Press has a report on the Dover decision that includes this tidbit: The next court test on whether public schoolchildren can be taught that some intelligent force set the universe in motion could move to Michigan now that a federal judge has barred a Pennsylvania district from teaching intelligent design… In Michigan,…

Dover and the Future of ID Lawsuits

I somehow missed this article from the Chicago Tribune on December 6th, about the possible outcomes of the Dover trial and the long term impacts on the larger dispute those outcomes would be likely to have. The article notes the three possible ways the judge could rule (and the ruling is expected next week): First,…

Victory in Gull Lake

Last evening I attended the Gull Lake school board meeting on a sweltering night when they were to decide whether or not to allow two 7th grade science teachers to teach ID as they had been doing for the last couple of years. I am happy to report that after about a year of effort…

Gull Lake Update

My colleague Howard Van Till attended the school board meeting in Gull Lake on Monday. The superintendant announced there that the internal committee had completed its work and would announce a decision on whether they would allow ID to be taught by two junior high school science teachers in the district. That decision will apparently…

The Gull Lake School Board has essentially decided to brush off a threatened lawsuit from the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of two teachers who say they have a right to teach intelligent design creationism in their science classrooms. Lisa Swem, attorney for the school district, is saying that the school will continue with…

Sandefur on Pico

Timothy Sandefur has a post at the Panda’s Thumb about the Gull Lake situation and the Thomas More Law Center’s citing of Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District No 26 et al v. Pico in its letter to the Gull Lake school board. As he points out, Pico does not support their…

Gull Lake’s Internal Committee

The attorneys on both sides of the Gull Lake issue seem to be playing hard and fast with the facts on the “internal committee” that was formed to decide whether to allow the teachers to teach creationism in science classes. When we first became involved in the situation, the school board treated it like a…