Freshwater: Appeal documents flowing in

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As I reported a month ago, the Rutherford Institute, acting on behalf of John Freshwater, appealed Judge Otho Eyster’s decision in the Court of Common Pleas to the Ohio 5th District Court of Appeals. Eyster ruled that the Mt. Vernon Board of Education’s termination of Freshwater was justified on the evidence of the administrative hearing.

Now additional documents are becoming available. The first to be publicly available is NCSE’s amicus brief (pdf). Yet to come are an amicus brief being filed by the Dennis family and the school board’s brief. The deadline for filing is today, January 13, and I expect that final copies will be publicly available soon. When they are I’ll write a longer post summarizing them after I have a chance to read them all.

The case is not yet scheduled for oral arguments before the Court of Appeals. The Court’s schedule is published through February, 2012.

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Interesting reminder of some of the stuff Freshwater taught. One of his students came out of class thinking the Romans killed the dinosaurs!?!

Hmmm…maybe I should rephrase that. It was one student who admitted to learning that - who knows how many did learn it.

Got to admit that would make a fun movie.

eric said:

One of his students came out of class thinking the Romans killed the dinosaurs!?!

In Wyoming?! Maybe the history teacher needs some disciplining, too!

Got to admit that would make a fun movie.

Night at the Museum 3?

I’m just wondering who will have to pay for the appeal proceedings,if there are any. Is this going to cost the school district even more money?

mjcross42 said: I’m just wondering who will have to pay for the appeal proceedings,if there are any. Is this going to cost the school district even more money?

The district’s insurance company is responsible for the defense, and its attorneys do the legal work. I don’t doubt that the district’s insurance premium will go up after all this, though.

I just read NCSE’s brief. This is a very important summary of the entire assault on science and I savedit for the next time it comes up here in New Mexico.

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