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A Textbook Case of Judicial Activism: How A Pro-ID Publisher Was Denied Its Day In Court

Casey Luskin
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On this episode of IDTF Casey Luskin interviews legal analyst Seth Cooper about his article “A Textbook Case of Judicial Activism: How A Pro-ID Publisher Was Denied It’s Day In Court”, about the Dover intelligent design trial and the legal assault on the Foundation for Thought Ethics publisher of the pro-ID textbook, Of Pandas and People, the book central to the lawsuit.

According to Cooper, and co-author Leonard Brown, Judge Jones’s ruling “represents a troubling misuse of federal judicial power.” Judge Jones construed federal rules of civil procedure to block any participation in the lawsuit by the Foundation for Thought and Ethics. Judge Jones compromised FTE’s intellectual property rights through by ultimately requiring them to hand over the text of their new “Design of Life” manuscript to ID critics, and Pandas is now banned by a federal judge who said other courts should follow his opinion.

Read the entire article on Discovery Institute’s website.

Casey Luskin

Associate Director, Center for Science and Culture
Casey Luskin is a geologist and an attorney with graduate degrees in science and law, giving him expertise in both the scientific and legal dimensions of the debate over evolution. He earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Johannesburg, and BS and MS degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied evolution extensively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His law degree is from the University of San Diego, where he focused his studies on First Amendment law, education law, and environmental law.
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