Freshwater Decision Coming Soon?

In the Kenyon Collegian, the student newspaper at Kenyon College, a private liberal arts college in Ohio, there’s a story with this headline: Ohio Supreme Court to issue verdict soon in Freshwater case.

Well, duh! That’s rather like predicting there will be a sunrise tomorrow. We’ve been waiting for that court to do something with the Freshwater case since back in February, which was the last time we wrote about it — see Freshwater Oral Arguments Today.

Unless Ohio’s Supreme Court has quietly gone out of business, of course they’re going to wrap it up soon. And another thing about that headline — only juries render verdicts. Appellate courts issue decisions, as do trial courts if there’s no jury trial.

When the court’s decision is available, we’ll let you know and we’ll link to it. We’ll even let you in on a trade secret — the decision will be announced at this government website: Supreme Court of Ohio, where you will be able to find it in the “Recent Opinions” column on the left side of the screen. But until the honorable justices get around to issuing their long-awaited decision, that’s all we can do.

When the decision does come down, the best blogging will be done by Richard B. Hoppe at Panda’s Thumb. His dedication to following this case is legendary. Meanwhile, if you need a refresher on the facts of the Freshwater case, click over to the Kenyon Collegian. They don’t have much to say that hasn’t been said before, but for the moment, their article is the only game in town.

Now that the Coppedge case has ended, and the Oller case is on hold for a few more months, this is the only creationist courtroom show that’s still active, so it’s worth reminding that the thing is reaching a climax. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?

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8 responses to “Freshwater Decision Coming Soon?

  1. (grabs popcorn)

  2. Only show in town? You’ve forgotten the COPE suit in Kansas.

  3. Diogenes reminds me: “You’ve forgotten the COPE suit in Kansas.”

    Right! I had a momentary brain-fade.

  4. For as long as I’ve followed this blog I have been amazed at SC’s ability to gather far-flung and obscure tidbits of news regarding “the Controversy” and now I have my excuse to ask him how he does this. I live in Freshwater country so I knew about this Collegian article as soon as the newspaper hit the coffee house. How, SC, did you hear about this story?

    I imagine I know who your clandestine operative might be here in mid-Ohio, but I can’t imagine how you can have such operatives in places like San Angelo, TX, Muskogee, OK, East Kilbride, Scotland, and Sydney, Australia, just to name a few. Maybe you’re just a Google savant, but I prefer to think of you as a modern-day Professor Moriarty.

  5. EH in OH asks: “How, SC, did you hear about this story?”

    My far-flung network of clandestine operatives is constantly sending reports to my luxurious underground control room, from which I supervise the global Darwinist conspiracy.

  6. Thanks for the shout-out, SC. The Kenyon Collegian reporter got the story mostly right, but I’m afraid he knows no more than I do about when the decision will come down, which is nothing at all. It’s been just short of 8 months since the oral arguments, for a process that normally takes between 3 to 6 months. At this rate I may be dead before the case is done with.

  7. RBH says: “At this rate I may be dead before the case is done with.”

    So may we all. This thing has dragged on for an amazing amount of time.

  8. Remember, Ohio’s nickname “Upper Kentucky” was well-earned.