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In Selman v. Cobb County School District, the ACLU is suing the school board of Cobb County, Georgia, for inserting a written disclaimer about evolution inside all biology textbooks. The ACLU claims that the Cobb County sticker-disclaimer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by endorsing religion. While Discovery does not advocate written disclaimers as the best way to teach the controversy over Neo-Darwinism, it strongly opposes the ACLU's attempt to restrict the ability of local school boards to teach biological origins in an accurate and objective manner. The lawsuit went to trial in November, 2004. A federal district court judge ruled against the school district in January 2005. The 11th circuit court of appeals will be hearing the school district's appeal in the case on December 15, 2005.