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Alabama antievolution bills die


When the Alabama legislature adjourned on April 18, 2006, House Bill 106 and Senate Bill 45 died.

Antievolution language removed from Michigan bill


Antievolution language was removed from a Michigan education bill before it was passed.

Kitzmiller judge among Time's 100


Judge John E. Jones III, who presided over the Kitzmiller v.

NCSE's Scott to be honored by Mount Holyoke


NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to receive an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College on May 28, 2006. Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke is the nation's oldest continuing institution of higher learning for women. Speaking of Scott, the college's president Joanne V. Creighton said, "As science education has been under ideological and political assault in the U.S., you have defended the separation of church and state and the power of uncompromised scientific inquiry and knowledge.

"Origin of life" bill revived as amendment

On April 20 the Governor of Mississippi signed into law House Bill 214. Although originally unrelated to evolution education, this bill was amended to include the following section in its final version:

SECTION 3.

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