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|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Nov. 19 2013,11:13)|
|John Freshwater lost his appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. The court's majority decision was that the Mount Vernon schools properly terminated his teaching contract for insubordination. |
The dissenting opinions are notable for their bald assertion that shoving IDC into science classes is appropriate.
This brings to a close a long, contentious, and expensive process that should never have taken as much time and resources away from education as it did.
It's not over 'til it's over. Yes, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled on this case… but there's at least one more Court to which Freshwater could appeal, that being the US Supreme Court. Considering the historical record of this case, it's pretty clear that Freshwater is absolutely willing to go to any lengths whatsoever on behalf of his invisible friend, and that Freshwater will therefore regard the Ohio Supremes' decision as nothing more than a temporary obstruction to his (Freshwater's) crusade. Of course, there may or may not be some practical obstacles in the was of Freshwater's willingness to pursue (what he regards as) Justice…
The biggest question is whether or not Freshwater can find a lawyer willing to push his sad case up to the US Supremes; given the existence of such fine barristers as make up the Thomas More Legal Center and the Rutherford Institute, it would be imprudent to presume that Freshwater cannot now find an advocate for his case.
The second-biggest question is whether or not the US Supremes would be willing to take this case. I suspect that Scalia, at the very least, would be more than willing, and he's hardly alone in his support for religious indoctrination in Constitutionally-inappropriate settings.
Yes, it looks like Freshwater's case is now closed. All I'm sayin' is, Freshwater is a god-besotted zealot, and it's never a good idea to underestimate the fervor of a god-besotted zealot.
And don't overlook the fact that a significant chunk of the Ohio Supremes agreed that ID is A-OK for science classes. Regardless of whether or not this particular battle is over, the war is definitely going to continue.