FW: Freshwater: Attempt to Use Appeal to ReOpen Creationism Debate???
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:25:32 +0000
Subject: [HRSepCnS] Freshwater: Attempt To Use Appeal To Reopen Creationism Debate
Oral arguments before the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of John Freshwater's termination as a middle school science teacher were held on February 27. News coverage is already out there: the Columbus Dispatch and HuffPo have stories, and the Mount Vernon News has the most complete news story, unfortunately behind a subscription wall.
At first blush the oral arguments did [sic] not helpful to the Board. The Rutherford Institute attorney representing Freshwater, Rita Dunaway, was polished and answered questions from the justices with facility. She seemed well-versed on the case and had references to the record and law at her fingertips. And she stayed on message: She knew the argument she wanted to make and stuck to it.