The best blogging on this case is by Richard B. Hoppe over at Panda’s Thumb, so you can read his latest here: Freshwater: It is finished.
We found an AP story which is horribly worded and doesn’t accurately describe what happened. That’s Fired Mount Vernon Teacher Denied Challenge By Supreme Court. Their headline is vague enough, but their story makes it sound as if the Supreme Court entered a decision against Freshwater. That didn’t happen. Instead, they didn’t grant a writ of certiorari — fancy legal talk which means they won’t hear his appeal. Therefore the lower court’s ruling stands. We wrote about that a year ago: John Freshwater Loses in Ohio Supreme Court.
Freshwater is nowhere now, unless he starts haunting the UN building while wearing a sandwich board, or maybe blogging for a creationist website. Not much difference, really.
This case has been the longest-running political joke since Harold Stassen, who ran for President ten times between 1940 and 2000. We can’t think of anything favorable to say about Freshwater or those who encouraged him, so it’s best that we say nothing.
But don’t let us discourage you from commenting, dear reader.
Addendum: NCSE has a good article that summarizes the whole history of the Freshwater litigation: Over at last for Freshwater.
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