13 January 2005

News item

Bloomberg News tells us:
Georgia's Cobb County school system must immediately remove stickers from science textbooks that say evolution is a ``theory, not a fact,'' because a federal judge ruled the disclaimers were unconstitutional.

Judge Clarence Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia today said the stickers violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Cobb County School Board inappropriately used taxpayer money to ``aid the beliefs of Christian fundamentalists and creationists,'' Cooper said in his judgment.

I realize that this is actually a strategic problem, in that the right will use it to beat up on "activist judges", but it still feels good.

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