Judge rules against Intelligent Design in landmark Pa. case

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled today that teaching Intelligent Design as an alternative to the theory of evolution is unconstitutional. The ruling comes in a closely watched case involving the Dover, Pa., school board's policy to require teaching ID in biology classes. Jones said his decision should not be interpreted as barring the discussion of ID in classrooms, but rather it should be understood as upholding a First Amendment provision prohibiting establishment of religion in public schools. As part of his opinion, Jones said members of the board lied to hide their true religious beliefs, and that their actions were a disservice to the community. Attorneys representing the board did not indicate whether they would appeal.

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