Cobb County School District v. Selman
Cobb County, Georgia
News & Opinion
NEW: Cobb County Trial Ruling Thrown Out by Appellate Court
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.
Cobb County Policy on Objective Origins Science
Text of Cobb County Disclaimer
Cobb County Teacher Guidelines: Implementing the Board Policy on Origins Science
Bibliography of Supplementary Resources For Science Instruction
Backgrounder and Analysis of Selman Sticker Case Regarding Evolution Disclaimer in Biology Textbooks
Should we Teach Scientific Criticisms of Neo-Darwinism? Many Authorities say YES!
Over 500 Scientists Convinced by New Scientific Evidence That Darwinian Evolution is Deficient
Articles Advocating Teaching the Controversy
News & Opinion
NEW: Discovery Institute Urges Federal Appeals Court to Overturn Evolution Textbook Sticker Decision
Sticker Shock: In Georgia evolution case, court misses real issue of religious tolerance
Federal Judge Rules that “Fostering Critical Thinking” About Evolution has Secular Purpose, but Invalidates Cobb Co. Sticker Anyway
Incompetent Defense by Cobb County Attorney May Have Caused School District Loss
ACLU Should Follow the Evidence Where it Leads, in Law and in Science
Can Cobb Co. Attorney Overcome Trial Mistakes in Time to Save School District?
Georgia Scientists File Legal Brief in Evolution Lawsuit, Defend Open-Minded Approach to Teaching Evolution
Why Isnt Cobb Co. School Districts Attorney Mounting More Vigorous Defense?
Cobb County (Georgia) School Board Promotes Academic Freedom, Not Religion
Cobb County Clarifies: An Open Letter To The NCSE
Evolution Coverage Missed Real Story:Wont Old Stereotypes Ever Die?
Incorporate Controversy into the Curriculum
Darwinists Eager to Avoid Debate
Georgia Schools Should Teach More About Evolution Not Less
Standard Evolutionary Theory Has Shortcomings
Brief of Amici Curiae Biologists And Other Scientists In support of Appellants: Teaching Students about the Scientific Controversy over Neo-Darwinism is a part of Good Science Education
Brief of the States of Alabama and Texas as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellants
Brief of Amicus Curiae Alliance Defense Fund in Support of Appellants
Appellants’ Reply Brief
Amicus Brief Of Parents for Truth in Education: The School Board Has the Constitutional Authority to Adopt A Textbook Disclaimer
Amicus Curiae Brief Of Biologists And Georgia Scientists, In support of Defendants: There is a legitimate scientific controversy over Neo-Darwinism which students deserve to learn about
Public Opinion Surveys on Teaching the Controversy Over Darwinism