Judge John E. Jones, III, has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District.
Hmm, where to start?
Maybe with the place where Judge Jones concludes that Dover’s “ID Policy violates the Establishment Clause” and that
“to preserve the separation of church and state mandated by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Art. I, § 3 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, we will enter an order permanently enjoining Defendants from maintaining the ID Policy in any school within the Dover Area School District, from requiring teachers to denigrate or disparage the scientific theory of evolution, and from requiring teachers to refer to a religious, alternative theory known as ID.”
Or…with his statement that intelligent design is not science “and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents.”
Or, perhaps, with the stinging statement that
“the citizens of the Dover area were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy.”
Or, we can just suggest you read the whole 139 pages yourself. Here you go… Enjoy.
York Daily Record: “Judge rules against Dover school board”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “Federal judge: Intelligent design unconstitutional”“
New York Times: “Judge Bars ‘Intelligent Design’ From Pa. Classes”
American Institute of Physics Press Release: “Scientists, Teachers, Clergy Hail Court Ruling”
Panda’s Thumb Blog: “What the Dover Case Says”
Amy Laura in the Philadelphia Office