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Trademark suit against creationists settled

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The suit against the operators of a right-wing radio show that features a creationist segment was settled in a federal court on December 28, 2012.

Montana bill mutates

The bill in Montana that was intended to "[r]equire public schools to teach intelligent design along with evolution" instead now purports to "encourage critical thinking regarding controversial scientific theories."

A Louisiana board bans creationism

The Orleans Parish School Board "OK'd policies that prohibit the teaching of creationism or so-called 'intelligent design' in its half-dozen direct-run schools, or the purchasing of textbooks that promulgate those perspectives," according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune (December 18, 2012).

"Intelligent design" legislation in Texas again

House Bill 285, prefiled in the Texas House of Representatives on December 14, 2012, would, if enacted, add a provision to the state's education code providing, "An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member's or student's conduct of research relating to the theory of intelligent design or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms."

Creationist restraint in Kentucky

The new chair of the Kentucky Senate Standing Committee on Education "has no intention of using his new role to help push his personal belief in creationism into the curriculum of public schools," reports the Louisville Courier-Journal (December 12, 2012).

Indiana newspapers decry antievolution bill

Indiana's newspapers are reacting to the prospective antievolution bill in Indiana.

Prospective antievolution bill mutates in Indiana

The expected antievolution bill in Indiana appears to have mutated.

A ruling against Louisiana's voucher program

Louisiana's controversial voucher program was ruled to violate the Louisiana state constitution, the Baton Rouge Advocate (December 3, 2012) reports.

Closing a creationist loophole in Britain

"All free schools will be forced to present evolution as a comprehensive and central tenet of scientific theory," the Guardian (November 29, 2012) reported, "following lobbying by senior scientists concerned that Christian-run institutions could exploit loopholes in the rules to present creationism as a credible theory."

Louisiana's voucher program in the dock

A trial in a state court over Louisiana's controversial voucher program began on November 28, 2012, reviving the issue of the state's funding of schools that teach creationism.

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