John Freshwater Update (05 Oct ‘11)

The Case That Will Not Die has just passed another milestone — that’s about number seven zillion or something.

Everyone else we read is already reporting the news, so we’re posting this because … well, because we’ve been reporting about it since the case began more than three years ago. Our last post was John Freshwater Update (20 Jul ‘11). If you need background information, it’s all there.

The news back then was that Freshwater’s interminable administrative hearing had ended and the school board followed the hearing examiner’s report and fired the creationist. Then he started to appeal that action, and he was represented by the Virginia-based Rutherford Institute.

The only news now is that the Knox County Common Pleas Court ruled against Freshwater’s challenge to his firing. That’s a lower-court decision which can be appealed, so this thing probably isn’t over yet — not as long as Freshwater’s lawyers are willing to keep things going.

You can read about it in the Columbus Dispatch: Ex-teacher loses lawsuit against Mount Vernon schools. The National Center for Science Education also has an article about it: The latest setback for Freshwater.

The best reporting on this case is by Richard B. Hoppe at Panda’s Thumb. His latest article is Freshwater: Appeal Denied. That’s where you want to go when you’re done here. And you’re done now.

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