As you can imagine, it’s been a pretty good couple of days around here. We’re all walking around with goofy grins on our faces. Not a bad way to end a rather tumultuous year. (Now if only the Senate maintains its stance on the Patriot Act….)
Of course we spent some time today reading our own press (what can I say, it’s not every day that our cases make international news). Here are a few:
From the York Daily Record (who really has done an amazing job covering the trial.) Best of all, we get one last ID-related column from Mike Argneto!
Smackdown in evolution ruling (Mike Argento’s column)
From the New York Times
A very thoughtful editorial by Bruce Feiler. I definitely recommend it.
Teach, Don’t Preach, the Bible
This has a fun quote from Bill Buckingham, who Judge Jones accused of being less than truthful, shall we say.
Mr. Buckingham said he “answered the questions the way they asked them.” He called the decision “ludicrous” and said, “I think Judge Jones ought to be ashamed of himself.”
From the Harrisburg Patriot News:
Historic ruling orders Dover to rescind policy
This has an even better quote from Buckingham.
Contacted at his home in Mount Airy, N.C., Buckingham said of Jones: “If he says I’m a liar, he’s a liar. I would love to be in a room one on one with him, with cameras. I would like to ask him where it says in the Constitution that there is a separation of church and state. If someone violated the Constitution, it was the Supreme Court when it said there was a separation of church and state, and Judge Jones.
“It’s one thing to lose playing by the rules. It’s another thing to lose by having things taken away unjustly, and that’s what happened in Dover.”
I particularly enjoyed the “If he says I’m a liar, he’s a liar” part. Brings back fond memories of arguing with my brother. When we were in elementary school.
It’s pretty clear at this point that there will be no appeal. The new board president said that the school board would not appeal, and the school board’s attorneys, the Thomas More Law Center, said they would not appeal unless directed to by the school board.
And thanks for all the congratulations, by the way. We’ve made sure the attorneys in the case have received them. Hopefully they’ll now be able to get some well-deserved rest.
Sara in Philly